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Lineker sends ‘amazing’ Leicester message after Foxes create history

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Lineker sends ‘amazing’ Leicester message after Foxes create history

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Gary Lineker paid tribute to Leicester City’s heroes as they overcame PSV Eindhoven to secure their first-ever semi-final in a European competition.

Brendan Rodgers’ side secured a 2-1 victory tonight, having come from behind to snatch a memorable win courtesy of goals from James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira.

Maddison’s equaliser gave Leicester the belief they needed to secure a win.

And it was left to send the travelling fans wild when he prodded in at the back post after being denied Daka.

And Match of the Day host Lineker wasted no time in praising the achievement as the Foxes hero took to Twitter to give his thoughts on what was a terrific night for the club.

“A first-ever European semifinal in @LCFC ‘s long history,” he wrote. “What a wonderful few years we’ve had. Amazing.”

In the last four, Rodgers’ side will now face either Roma or Bodø/Glimt.

Gary Lineker is being proved right about Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall after playing a key role in both of the last two victories for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

The Foxes came behind in their Europa Conference League quarter-final last night against PSV Eindhoven and beat Crystal Palace by the same 2-1 scoreline the previous weekend. A common theme throughout both games was the influential performance of 23-year-old midfielder, Dewsbury-Hall.

Former Leicester striker and avid supporter Lineker commented on the player last year. Lineker was asked a question regarding a comment he had made where he claimed to be Leicester’s most outstanding player.

He said:

“Haha, it was a joke.

“Emile [Heskey] is right up there and Peter Shilton, but he is a goalkeeper, and they don’t do much.

“It was tongue in cheek when I said it, but we have produced amazing players.

“Dewsbury-Hall also looks very talented. However, there’s a long way to go between where they are now to being a regular in the England side.”

Dewsbury-Hall is becoming a prominent figure in Rodgers’ Leicester side and is developing with every performance.

This season, he has made 34 appearances, including 15 starts in the Premier League.

And is now beginning to showcase his quality consistently each week.

The next pass, he threaded to Lookman to carve PSV Eindhoven open in the game’s dying embers last night.

Just days after scoring a stunning effort to secure all three points against Crystal Palace and an assist.

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