Brendan Rodgers was relieved to see Leicester halt their rotten run of defeats after Harvey Barnes snatched some extent in a 1-1 Premier League draw at Brentford.
The Foxes had been watching a sixth straight loss in all competitions, a run which has seen them slide in direction of the relegation zone, when Mathias Jensen fired Brentford forward.
But Barnes confirmed the Bees’ defence a clear pair of heels as he raced on to James Maddison’s through-ball to attain a high quality second-half equaliser.
“It breaks the cycle of results we were on and I think we thoroughly deserved it,” mentioned Rodgers.
“In the second half we looked like the team who would go on and win it. I’m very pleased with the spirit.
“We had to defend a lot of set pieces and we did very well. Harry Souttar got his head to everything. We got a very good goal and looked like we could go on to win the game.”
Rodgers made a daring name by dropping goalkeeper Danny Ward in favour of Daniel Iversen, however his look forward to a primary clear sheet because the World Cup break goes on.
“It’s important to give a goalkeeper a good run of games and Danny Ward deserved that,” added Rodgers.
“But I had a long conversation with him before the Chelsea game in terms of what I expect, the standard I expect, and what I want from a goalkeeper, and I just felt after the Chelsea game I wanted to make the change,” added Rodgers.
“Daniel is a good shot stopper, good on crosses and has a calmness to him. Wardy took it great, we had an honest conversation, he’s disappointed at how he’s done.
“He can reflect on it now. Daniel will come in and get a run of games. I thought he did really well.”
Barnes’ strike denied Brentford boss Thomas Frank a one centesimal win in cost, however they at the least stretched their unbeaten run at dwelling to 10 matches.
“It was a fairly fair result for both sides,” mentioned Frank. “I felt we came out with good energy and got a well deserved lead but in the second half unfortunately we couldn’t keep it up.
“We were very aware we had to close down Maddison and Barnes and they produced a brilliant goal, top quality from both of them. After that we lost the final quality. That happens sometimes.”
Ivan Toney was unable to rejoice his England call-up with a objective on a irritating afternoon for the striker.
“It’s not just Ivan, I think the whole team is annoyed we didn’t win. They are determined and want to win so much,” added Frank.
“You always want to come in with the national team with a goal or a top performance but it’s not just about this game, more about a longer run of games and Ivan has been fantastic.”