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Brendan Rodgers warns title rivals over Leicester mentality after topping table

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Brendan Rodgers is feeling good about his high-flying Leicester City side.

The Foxes went above Tottenham to the summit of the Premier League following their victory over Wolves before Manchester City welcomed Liverpool – leaving their manager delighted.

Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the game from the spot, before seeing a second penalty saved.

Although the former Celtic boss watched his side throw away their chances of Champions League qualification last season, he believes they have shown another side to their game.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "Everything about the game was very, very good and should have been more than one goal up. We had to show resilience in the second half when Wolves had more of the ball.

“Kapser Schmeichel made an amazing save and Harvey Barnes misses a chance to close the game out. Nine wins out of 11 shows the mentality of the team.

"Our football was outstanding against a very good side.

"If you think of the games we've had, we know sometimes we have to show that [resilience]. You're not always going to have it all your own way.

"The more we work together the more we are able to deal with that pressure."

Before adding of the first penalty incident: "I haven't seen it back and I think there's so many disputes now about the handball rule and whether it's in a natural or unnatural position or not. But we got the penalty and took it well."

And saying of the season so far: On going top: "It's been an incredible start, I'm so happy for the players.

“It's important in any season your first steps are positive.

“With all players available it would've been really good, but for the players we've had out for the guys to show that quality and resilience, it's what you want as a manager."

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