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Iheanacho Scores First Leicester League Goal, Ndidi Shines; Everton, Newcastle Win

Iheanacho Scores First Leicester League Goal, Ndidi Shines; Everton, Newcastle Win

By Johnny Edward: Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first English Premier League goal for Leicester City who came from a goal down to beat West Brom 4-1 at the Hawthorns on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Salomon Rondon scored an eighth minute opener for the Baggies, firing in Oliver Burke’s pass into the six yard box before Jamie Vardy restored parity for the Foxes in the 21st minute

Nigerian international Iheanacho who came on in the 60th minute for Shinji Okazaki made an instant by providing an assist for Riyad Mahrez to make it 2-1 two minutes later.

Iheanacho then gave Leicester a two-goal cushion in the 76th minute of the game before Vincent Iborra sealed the win in stoppage time.

The win was Leicester City’s first in 11 EPL games.

Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi made his 30th EPL start of the season for Leicester in the win and bagged a yellow card in the 73rd minute.

At St James Park, a brace from Chelsea loanee Kenedy and Mat Ritchie secured a 3-0 home win over Southampton.

At Goodison Park, an own goal from Gaetan Bong and a strike from Cenk Tosun secured a 2-0 win for Everton over 10-man Brighton & Hove Albion.

Brighton’s Anthony Knockaert was sent off in the 80th minute of the game for a dangerous tackle on Leighton Baines and in the 88th minute Wayne Rooney missed a chance to make it 3-0 from the penalty spot after Dominic Calvert-Lewin was brought down.

West Ham, playing in front of the home crowd at the London Stadium, lost 3-0 to Burnley amid pitch invasion by unhappy home fans.

Goals from Ashley Barnes and a brace from Chris Wood sealed a vital win for the Clarets.

Huddersfield Town were held to a goalless draw at home to Swansea City.

Results

West Brom 1-4 Leicester City

Everton 2-0 Brighton

West Ham 0-3 Burnley

Huddersfield Town 0-0 Swansea City

COMMENTS

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  • ojo samuel 9 months ago

    so happy for kelechi…nice build up to russia

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 9 months ago

    Iheanacho, you are making us believe again, so glad for you this morning. Praying you will be there for us when it matters most.

  • Taiwo 9 months ago

    That’s all he needs just playing time yA quality have never been in doubt

  • vincent Onuigwe 9 months ago

    congrats kelechi , and injury free

  • His creative ability is why he’s the most potent prolific young striker in the world. And yes I said the world. No other young striker in the world can set up the final pass like Kelechi can. He still need to improve his first touch and dribbling skills, to become elite. This guy will be great because he’s something special.

  • Ayphillydegreat 9 months ago

    Despite his limited playing time, no thanks to the toe injury he sustained at the beginning of the season. Trying to fight his way back into the team. He still has 7 goals in all competitions for Leicester this season. Kelechi is our most prolific weapon going to the Mundial. We need him fit and I’m glad he’s peaking at the right time.

  • One thing about Kelechi is that no matter how limited his playing time in the team he would still get goals more than some regular players in the team. This guy has talent that needs follow up by good coach. More power to your elbow and wishing you injury free season