Iheanacho Open Goal Account For Leicester City In Clinical Fashion, Sets Up Winner


Kelechi Iheanacho showed his predatory instinct in front of goal for Leicester City by scoring the first goal in their comeback 3-1 win over Leeds United in the Carabao Cup.


Iheanacho was at the end of a long ball from Vincent Iborra aimed towards Andy King who was beaten to the ball by goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald, but his weak clearance fell to Iheanacho who finished smartly.

The Nigerian kept his cool despite cries from the crowd for him to shot, he picked his angle with ease a left foot curler for his first goal in a Leicester City shirt.

30 minutes before the end of the game, he turned provided when he teed up Islam Slimani with a headed pass which the Algerian converted to put Leicester 2-1 up.

Iheanacho was substituted to a standing ovation after 81 minutes with Jamie Vardy taking his spot, in the game where Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa his other Nigerians at the club were left on the bench for the entire duration of the game.

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Riyad Mahrez put the game to bed for Leicester City with the third goal of the game for the Foxes in the 88th minutes to seal their passage to the next round, and also their second consecutive win under caretaker manager Michael Appleton.