Kelechi Iheanacho is hungry for more goals and better results from Leicester City after helping the team come from behind to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 at the King Power Stadium and move out of the bottom in the Premier League on Saturday.
Matheus Cunha had put Wolves in front in the 13th minute leaving the Foxes to fear the worst but the hosts gradually pulled themselves back into the game. They were rewarded with a penalty after striker Jamie Vardy was brought down inside the box. Iheanacho stepped up and sent Jose Sa the wrong way to restore parity in the 37th minute.
After 75 minutes, Leicester’s persistent pressure finally paid off when fullback Victor Kristiansen found space down the left wing and cut the ball back for Castagne, who scored on the first attempt to put the visitors in front.
It was the first win for the Foxes in nine Premier League games and the first for manager Dean Smith who was appointed to head the team until the end of the season after the club parted ways with Brendan Rodgers due to a poor run of form that has resulted in the team fighting relegation.
Reacting to the win, Smith praised the resilience of the team in the victory, “It was a hard-fought victory. I thought we created the bigger chances in the game. We started well, had a tough period and showed a lot of character in that second half,” Smith told the BBC after the win.
“A lot of the goals we have given away, looking back at them, have been individual mistakes. From then up until the penalty their movement was sharper and brighter than ours,” Smith added.
The goal takes Iheanacho’s tally in the league to eight this season and the Nigerian was happy with the result while looking forward to a better performance in the next game. “Massive 3 point’s Let’s go for more. Most high God is the Greatest,” the former Manchester City striker tweeted.