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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Brendan Rodgers manager of Leicester City arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on November 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Brendan Rodgers manager of Leicester City arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on November 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

By Sonya Twigg

Brendan Rodgers dared Leicester fans to keep on dreaming after the Foxes strengthened their hold on second place with a 2-0 victory at Brighton.

Jamie Vardy bagged his 12th goal of the season - at the second attempt from the penalty spot - as Leicester secured their sixth successive victory in all competitions.

The England forward also played a role in Ayoze Perez's 64th-minute opener before dispatching the second spot-kick after VAR ruled the initial penalty had to be retaken.

When asked if he had been practising how to answer questions regarding Leicester's chances of winning the Premier League title again, Rodgers said: "It's okay, as long as you're asking me in April, it's fine.

"We're happy we're not shying away from anything but I think, there's 13 games gone.

"What's really pleasing is the consistency for Leicester City, we arrived and they were 12th when we came here in February, and we wanted to improve and build on the good work that Claude (Puel) had done.

"And what's great now is that our supporters are singing, 'we're going to win the league' in the most competitive league in the world so that tells you where they're at, the confidence that they have and the dreams that they have, which is absolutely brilliant.

"For me it's keeping the team focused because you have to work, what you've done in the previous 12 games has gone, it's being judged on today and I thought we put in a terrific performance and another clean sheet for us."

Brighton goalkeeper Mathew Ryan felt Leicester got the result they deserved and wants his side to bounce back ahead of their trip to Liverpool on Saturday.

Ryan said: "We did well to hold on in certain aspects, but they probably had the majority of the shots on target and asked more questions, so they come away as the victors."

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