Legendary England international striker Michael Owen provoked an argument in the studio during the live coverage of Leicester City 5-1 win over Peterborough United, after criticising Kelechi Iheanacho for scoring instead of passing to a teammate in space.
Iheanacho scored a brace in the game but his first goal, which came in the 12th minutes of the game angered Owen who felt the Nigerian should have passed to his teammate who was clear on goal.
Owen lashed out at the Nigerian for not passing the ball but his co analyst Robbie savage disagreed with him, saying it doesn’t matter since the Nigerian scored.
The argument ended with Owen insisting that four out of five times, the Nigerian could have missed the chance to score even though he eventually scored, despite the efforts made by Savage to change his impression.
Owngoalnigeria.com Michael James who witnessed the argument live on television captures the exchange below.
Owen : Iheanacho should’ve passed
Savage : But he scored
Owen: I know but four times out of five, he could’ve missed