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Benitez Beats Rodgers In Battle Of Ex-Liverpool Managers



Jamie Vardy

Rafael Benitez and Brendan Rodgers faced off against each other in the battle between two former Liverpool managers and it was the Spanish tactician that came out on top at the end of their Premier League clash.

Benitez masterminded the 1-0 away win recorded by his Newcastle United side over Leicester City in a Premier League clash played at the King Power Stadium on Friday night.

Brendan Rodgers was recently appointed the Leicester City manager before leading the Foxes to four successive wins in the Premier League.

The four-match winning run was halted by Rafael Benitez and his Newcastle United team.

Spanish forward Ayoze Perez scored the only goal of the game in the first half to give the Magpies a priceless win in the battle to avoid the drop.

Leicester City dominated possession especially in the second half but it was Newcastle United who converted one of the few opportunities that came their way in the 32nd minute when Ayoze Perez leapt ahead of Foxes skipper Wes Morgan to head his team into the lead off a fantastic cross from Matt Ritchie.

The best chance of the game for Leicester City fell to star striker Jamie Vardy who scooped his shot high as Newcastle United held on to secure the win.

The victory has all but guaranteed their safety in the Premier League after they moved ten points clear of the relegation zone with four games left to play.