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Leicester City Players Say 'Bruno Fernandes Will Always Score After Latest Goal

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Leicester City Players Say 'Bruno Fernandes Will Always Score After Latest Goal

Leicester City players might have been glad to finally put their poor run of form behind them against Crystal Palace on Saturday, but they ended up gutted to find out the Manchester United result.

It had been a great season for Leicester before Covid-19 caused a break in the season but, since returning, they've gone from nailed on to finish in the top four to being in the middle of a battle for the Champions League spots.

Brendan Rodgers' side failed to win any of their first four games since coming back but finally put it right on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Unfortunately for them Bournemouth couldn't do them any favours against top four rivals United, and Wilfred Ndidi recorded his conversation with teammate Kelechi Iheanacho in the dressing room as they found out.

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"How many did Greenwood score?" asks Ndidi, who presumably has the teenager in his fantasy football team, because why else would he specifically ask about the young forward?

"Two," replies Ihenacho, who presumably doesn't have the 18-year-old considering his tone, "Rashford, Martial... Bruno Fernandes will always score. He always scores."

The former Manchester City striker is pretty spot on about Fernandes always scoring. The Portugal midfielder gave up penalty taking duties to Marcus Rashford for the day but still scored a free kick.

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His strike, United's fifth of the day, took him to six goals in just nine appearances in the league, along with five assists, and he doesn't look like slowing down.

Fernandes curls in his free kick. Image: PA Images
Fernandes curls in his free kick. Image: PA Images

Fernandes was partially lucky that he did add to his goal scoring tally this weeknd as Nemanja Matic was actually stood behind the wall in an offside position.

The midfielder was told by his manager to get in front of the wall but he didn't and was lucky that, unlike West Ham's 'opener' against Chelsea in midweek, he wasn't adjudged to have been in the keeper's way.

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Ihenacho couldn't be too disappointed with his work for the weekend as he put the Foxes ahead against Palace on Saturday.

Teammate Jamie Vardy added two more in the 79th and 94th minutes to take himself to the 100 Premier League goals mark and reinvigorate his season, having only scored twice in his previous 14 appearances.

Leicester are now just one point ahead of Chelsea in fourth and three points ahead of fifth place United in the battle for the top four.

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Who do you think will finish in the top four? Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Football News, Anthony Martial, Leicester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Mason Greenwood, Premier League, bournemouth, Champions League, Crystal Palace

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