By Johnny Edward:
Leicester City manager Claude Puel is pleased with Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho’s performance in the Foxes’ 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town in Tuesday’s third round FA Cup replay, Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN) reports.
Iheanacho scored a goal in each half to secure a fourth round place for Leicester City who will face Peterborough away in their next game in the competition.
The brace took Iheanacho’s tally to three in 13 games in all competitions this season for Leicester City.
“Iheanacho showed a good attitude, worked hard for his teammates and got between the lines. His first goal showed a lot of quality and the second was a fantastic move between him and Mahrez,” Puel said during his post-match interview.
The 21-year-old Iheanacho also made history becoming the first player in England to be awarded a goal by video assistant referee (VAR) with his second strike on the night.
“I was happy for his game. He played a complicated goal with quality. The second goal was fantastic, and it’s a good reward for him and the team,” Puel added.
“We needed to manage the game and put things right from the first match. I was pleased with the players that came into the team – they played some good moves, quickly, especially second half.”