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Kelechi Iheanacho scores, assist, wins Man of The Match award in Leicester victory

Kelechi Iheanacho scores, assist, wins Man of The Match award in Leicester victory

Kelechi Iheanacho continued his impressive form in his second consecutive start for Leicester City, scoring a goal and providing an assist in their 4-1 humbling of Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

Leicester boss, Brendan Rodgers, for the second consecutive game preferred the Nigerian to skipper Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka and the 26-year-old adequately repaid the confidence with another Man of The Match performance.

Spurs took the lead in the 14th minute through Rodrigo Bentancur after the Foxes failed to properly clear their lines. Midfielder Nampalys Mendy scored the equaliser in the 23th minute blasting the ball past Fraser Forster, a goal which will definitely be considered as one of the best goals of the month.

It was all Leicester after the equaliser and they rightly took the lead through James Maddison in the 25th minute after a well placed pass from Iheanacho. The Super Eagles forward put his name on the score sheet in the 45th minute with a well placed curler which gave Foster no chance as the hosts went into the half-time break with a 3-1 lead. 

Iheanacho thought he had provided his second assist of the game in the 70th minute after expertly picking out Harvey Barnes for Leicester’s fourth goal but the effort was chalked out by the Video Assistant Referee. Barnes, however, wouldn’t be denied either by Foster or the VAR in the 81st minute scoring the Foxes fourth to win 4-1 and earn a second consecutive league win. 

Iheanacho for the second consecutive game was voted the Man of the Match by the fans beating Barnes and Maddison to the accolade. He had 50.6% percent of the votes, Maddison received 32.1 percent of votes while Barnes got 5.5 percent of the votes. Iheanacho came off for Jamie Vardy in the 77th minute.

Leicester will be hoping to continue their new found form when they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United next Sunday.  

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