By James Agberebi:
Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa created history as he became the first Leicester City player to score at a FIFA World Cup following his brace against Iceland in Friday’s Group D clash.
Leicester confirmed the feat on their official website after the Super Eagles win against Iceland on Friday night.
The 2015/2016 Premier League champions also confirmed that with Musa, Wildred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho starting, it was also a first for the Foxes.
A statement on the club’s website read: “Ahmed Musa became the first Leicester City player to score at a FIFA World Cup finals, netting twice in Nigeria’s 2-0 victory over Iceland in Volgograd on Friday.
“During a match which carried significant ramifications in Group D, Musa latched onto a Victor Moses pass before performing a deft flick and volleying it beyond Hannes Þór Halldórsson.
“The 25-year-old, who also hit the bar, added to that 49th minute effort with a close-range strike 14 minutes from the end, making him Nigeria’s top scorer in World Cup finals, following two in 2014.
“With Musa being joined by Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho in the Super Eagles’ starting XI, it was also the first time that three City players have started for one team in the competition.
“Following their 2-0 defeat by Croatia last week, Nigeria’s chances of joining Group D leaders Croatia in the Round of 16 have been improved dramatically, but Argentina and Iceland remain in contention.
“Gylfi Sigurðsson missed the opportunity to narrow the arrears for Iceland in the 82nd minute, blazing a penalty over Deportivo de La Coruña goalkeeper Francis Uzoho’s crossbar.”