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UPDATE: Iheanacho’s Late Penalty vs Man City Secures First Community Shield Title For Leicester In 50 Years 

UPDATE: Iheanacho’s Late Penalty vs Man City Secures First Community Shield Title For Leicester In 50 Years 

Kelechi Iheanacho was the hero as his late penalty earned a 1-0 win for Leicester against his former club Manchester City and secured a first Community Shield title for the Foxes since 1971, Completesports.com reports.

Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi was also in action for Leicester and saw 90 minutes of football.

There was a senior team debut of English-born Nigerian left-winger, Samuel Ikechukwu Edozie,  for City. 

Edozie was impressive in City’s pre-season, enough to get Guardiola’s nod again for a starting role in the Community Shield clash versus Leicester.

The 18-year-old has represented England at U-18 level, and is eligible to represent Nigeria at senior level if he so desires.

Samuel Edozie

Also, new City record signing Jack Grealish made his debut after coming on in the second half.

City went close to breaking the deadlock inside seven minutes when Ilkay Gundogan produced a sparkling free-kick effort Kasper Schmeichel scrambled across his line quickly to palm the ball out for a corner.

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Algerian star Riyad Mahrez went close for City as he raced away on the counter after Benjamin Mendy’s through ball, but Caglar Soyuncu got back well to block his shot.

A glorious opportunity came and went for City youngster Edozie after his snatched shot flew harmlessly wide. 

The best chance of the first half, however, would fall to Jamie Vardy.
Harvey Barnes picked out the frontman unmarked at the far post who then dragged ball slightly behind him goalward before the diving Zack Steffen deflected the ball onto the post.

Mahrez squandered an opportunity to give City the lead after the break as he was set free with a three-yard headstart, but he was forced wider by the retreating Ndidi and Ricardo Pereira and could only blaze his striker over the bar.

Clear-cut chances became increasingly infrequent as the fitness levels of each side were tested. With 10 minutes remaining, the familiar sight of a penalty shoot-out at Wembley was looming on the horizon.

The game was eventually settled in regular time as Leicester were awarded a penalty when Nathan Ake felled Iheanacho inside the area.

Iheanacho assumed the penalty-taking responsibilities with Vardy already subbed and slotted his strike into the top corner on 89 minutes despite Steffen getting a hand to the ball.

That would prove to be the decisive action of the match as Leicester held on to lift the Community Shield at Wembley.

By James Agberebi

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  • Kelechi was very quick in lashing onto Ake’s hesitant ball control and that shows you how fit kelechi is for the new season…..I just hope he is given game time because Madison and Barnes seem to me like sacred cows in that team…… Senior man has continued from where he stopped last season.

  • We moveeee senior man, they aren’t seen nothing yet. Ndidi still balling anytime anyday, bring on greenish abi Na grealish ndidi remain u guys papa. Bunch of overhype British players, that guy no worth 100m.

  • Tope Adeola 3 years ago

    If you have Kel in any club, don’t ever underrate him, I am sure Pep is aware of his qualities now.

  • Mercy 3 years ago

    Frank also scored for Brentford

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Hhehehehe….because Etebo scored for Watford against doncaster rovers of English league one (3rd division), one Onuku was sarcastically saying “we are waiting for when Onyeka will score for Brentford”…..please help us increase the volume of your speaker sir, so that he will hear that Onyeka has scored for Brentford o….against Spanish Primera Liga giants and perennial European competitor VALENCIA.

      • Stephen 3 years ago

        Drey that comment is not an harmful one. The British fans do say the same to create competitiveness. This is a blessing in disguise for Nigeria.

        • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

          My brother, it isnt supposed to be. But when it is said with sarcasm, to belittle Onyeka as a nonentity who wouldn’t have anything to offer the national team, then it becomes on. The animal that made the comment felt it would take donkey years for it to happen having never taken time to monitor the boy’s antecedents before now. I’m glad the kid did not waste time in putting a padlock on his mouth.

          • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

            Lmao!! Dr Drey I’m rolling in laughter. The mumude was trying to be sarcastic about Onyeka because Etebo scores against a 3rd division team. I’m glad it didn’t take long for the boy to make him eat his words and put Lacasera on top of it for him Lmao!!! A nonentity who only come here to brag about trading forex at an old age. Lmao!!

    • Onyeka is a very clinical finisher in front of goal as we all saw last season in the champions league and Danish league….I am sure he will shake the net a couple of times this new season for Bredford

    • Obi Ifediora 3 years ago

      Bwoi!! I won’t lie, the current Super Eagles team just gives me joy I won’t lie! I wish we have either Mike Olise, Ovie Ejaria or Chidi Nwakali another very good passer of the ball. The team don set, I tell you. I’m just happy shaa!

  • @Akp forget Barnes and James Madison they are no longer threat to Kel’s. I am a Leicester fan. Kelechi has already won the heart of the club and besides, he is their current goal scorer and a regular. He is the current most important striker of the club and without him at the moment, there is no Leicester

  • Unique 3 years ago

    Nff need to do every possible means to get the Wonderboy Madueke for super eagle, we cant afford to loose this guy to England. My people you need to watch his stunning goals against ajax today.

  • pompei 3 years ago

    Nacho 1 Pep 0.
    Coming back to bite his former employers hard.
    Ndidi’s performance in the middle caught my eye. Especially his goal saving tackle that stopped Mahrez in his tracks.
    Good one boys. Congrats to the Foxes!

  • yeah! These are the kind of News I love to hear. Onuachu Scores for Genk,Onyeka,Etebo Score, Iwobi played for 90 minutes even through pains which shows how important he is at the moment to the club etc and not Iwuala signs for Esperance and suddenly, he became C Ronaldo because of that. That kind of news make me remember Chikatara, Uzoenyi, Osagona Ighodaro, etc. I hate settling for anything less than the best I beg.

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      @Sean… Why did you not break your television when Emmanuel Amuneke and John Utaka were playing in Zamalek and Ismaily of Egypt and scoring for Nigeria that those goals are local goals… Why did you not wear sack clothes and put ashes on your body and wail like kings do in Bible times when they are distraught and in despair that it was a certain Julius Aghahowa in local Esperence of Tunis that was saving Nigeria in Ghana/Nigeria 2000 nations cup and not those playing in Europe… it’s people like you who have can’t even score an own goal against your own goalkeeper with you standing with a ball on your goal line that like to criticize young players making positive career move… just go and continue watching and playing your computer game football while serious football stakeholders talk football and stop sounding confused… good boy… now off you go! Hahaha…

  • Solomon Ramos duke 3 years ago

    Super week for some of the super eagles players I hope the retain this form till the end of the season perstince …

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