Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho grabbed a goal to put an end to his year-long goal drought as Leicester City beat Luton Town 4-0 in the English League Cup on Tuesday evening.
The Foxes, who have begun the season on a high, went ahead through Demarai Gray’s finish in the 34th minute. Teenage defender James Justin made it 2-0 shortly before the break to give Brendan Rodgers’ side breathing room.
Leicester began the second half much as they had ended the first, and they duly got a third goal thanks to Youri Tielemans’s lovely finish, before Iheanacho, on as a substitute in the 71st minute, put the icing on the cake with a cheeky dink over the goalkeeper four minutes from time.
The 22-year-old has had a torrid year, failing to feature in any of the Foxes’ league games this term, and was left out of the Super Eagles squad to the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt back in June.
His goal on the night was a first in 368 days of competitive football for the former Manchester City forward.
Leicester assistant manager Chris Davies revealed the goal was a culmination of hard work in training and hunger, telling the Leicester Mercury, “He’s been working hard in training, the manager has given him an opportunity tonight and he’s come in and he’s not been on the pitch for long but he’s made an impact.
“He’s scored, he’s pressed the game well, he showed a good hunger, a good appetite, and it’s an instinctive finish to chip the goalkeeper.”