"He breeds confidence into players, he's helping to bring the younger players through, does a lot of work on the training pitch and his man management is really top. It's easier with this commitment from players".
"Now we're coming into a set of fixtures that are hard, but I think we have more than enough ability in our squad to go and beat any team in the Premier League".
Maguire has also been delighted with the impact made by Rodgers since the Northern Irishman took charge at the Club in February, with four wins from five propelling City to seventh in the Premier League.
Salomon Rondon nearly put the visitors ahead when he hit the bar with a free-kick from 30 metres but they did not have to wait long for Perez to strike and they held on for the win.
Leicester draw a response six minutes later, as James Maddison combined with Ben Chilwell for a low strike which Martin Dubravka saved easily.
With 38 points on the board, Rafael Benitez has steered Newcastle to near-certain safety, although his future remains in doubt. You can prepare however you want but it depends on the players to make the difference.
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The Toon have two favorable matches coming up on the schedule against Southampton (17th) and Brighton (16th), but before we look ahead, let us discuss what we learned against Leicester City yesterday.
Matt Ritchie swung in an inviting cross to the front post where Perez got in front of Wes Morgan to head across goal and into the far corner.
Miguel Almiron spun away from the Leicester defence and forced Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel into action with a powerful effort.
Perez wasted a good chance to double Newcastle's lead early in the second half when he volleyed wide from Rondon's cross.
Leicester, looking to secure a European spot next season under new coach Brendan Rodgers, had striker Jamie Vardy back.
Vardy had Leicester's best chance to equalize, lifting a shot over the bar from close range after being fed a pass by Youri Tielemans with 10 minutes left.