KELECHI IHEANACHO MAKES MEANINGFUL IMPACT IN LEICESTER WIN
Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho enjoyed a quite decent cameo in Leicester’s 4-1 whacking of West Ham in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Iheanacho, who did not start the game, came in for the club’s first-choice striker Jamie Vardy in the first half, before winning a penalty and assisting another one in the second half of the game to propel his side to victory.
The Foxes were dominant for large periods in the early exchanges before they were rewarded with a goal in the 24th minute from Harvey Barnes’ smart finish off a cross from Ricardo Pereira.
Despite losing Nampalys Mendy and Jamie Vardy to injuries before the break, the Foxes got a second goal through Pereira’s powerful drive.
After the restart, West Ham got a penalty when returning midfield stalwart Wilfred Ndidi fouled Sébastien Haller in the area. Mark Noble converted to reduce the deficit.
Late on, Iheanacho was brought down in the penalty box by Angelo Ogbonna in the 81st minute for Perez to increase his side’s lead. Four minutes from time the former Manchester City man turned provider for Perez to grab his second of the night.
Leicester edged the relegation battlers in comprehensive fashion to record their first win at the King Power Stadium since December 4 to remain in third.
Iheanacho has scored three times and created another three in just eight Premier League appearances so far this term.