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Allardyce: West Brom Must Stop Iheanacho And Vardy

Allardyce: West Brom Must Stop Iheanacho And Vardy

West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce says the Baggies must stop Leicester’s duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy to boost their survival hopes.

Allardyce’s men will face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night.

Albion remain nine points from safety with seven matches to play and a win against Foxes after back-to-back victories in the Premier League against Chelsea and Southampton will no doubt keep their survival hopes alive.

To achieve that objective, they have stop Iheanacho and Vardy, who have scored 29 goals between them this season.

Iheanacho scored his 15th goal of the season as Southampton were beaten 1-0 in Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup semi-final clash, with the in-form Nigeria striker set up by the seemingly-ageless Vardy.

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“We’ve got to look after maybe the best pairing in the Premier League at the moment,” Allardyce was quoted by the Independent.

“Iheanacho and Vardy are probably two of the most dangerous forwards in the Premier League.

“Part of our task is to try and keep them from scoring a goal and making sure we give ourselves a chance of winning the game.

“That will be a key area for our defence to try and look after those two.

“Getting to the FA Cup final will have lifted Leicester’s spirits because that is a major achievement.

“On the back of that will make life difficult for us, and they’ve still got to get points to maintain their Champions League position.”

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  • Edoman 3 years ago

    Surely, Iheanacho is a candidate for the “African Best Player of the Year” award. If you don’t agree, ask all the Premier League Managers. His presence for Leicester strikes fear and a nightmare in their hearts.

    • Adewuyi Olaosenikan 3 years ago

      How can Iheanacho be Africa Footballer of the Year. What about Alex Iwobi. He is doing fantastic work at this Everton.

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