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Foxes have the quality, insists Maddison

Sheffield United 1 Leicester City 2

Warning: James Maddison
Warning: James Maddison

By Mark Walker

James Maddison has warned there is plenty more to come from Leicester after their hard-fought 2-1 win at Sheffield United.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has targeted a top-six finish and his young side's display at a partisan Bramall Lane provided further evidence of their potential.

The Foxes went toe-to-toe with the Blades, while two top-class goals from Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes secured them their first win of the season.

"Every interview I'm doing I'm telling people how much quality we've got in this squad," said Maddison. "We have to show that. It's no good just saying it to you guys, we have to go and show the quality we've got.

"I think with this performance we did that. Sheffield United is a tough place to come.

"I've played here with Norwich and now Leicester and both games have been really tough."

The Blades' club record signing Oli McBurnie headed home his first goal for the club but his satisfaction at getting off the mark was tempered by defeat.

"We know there's quality in this division," McBurnie said. "We know that if we're not at it we're going to get punished and I think that's what happened.

"We huffed and puffed at the end, but it wasn't for long enough really to expect to get something in this league."

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