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Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four Setback After Home Loss Vs Newcastle

Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four Setback After Home Loss Vs Newcastle

Kelechi Iheanacho returned to scoring form as he netted for Leicester but it was not enough as they lost 4-2 at home to Newcastle in Friday night’s Premier League game, a result which does not help their pursuit for top-four finish, Completesports.com reports.

Iheanacho got Leicester’s second goal with three minutes left in the game after cutting from the right before hitting a low strike into the bottom corner.

It was Iheanacho’s 11th goal in 22 Premier League appearances this season and his 18th strike in all competitions in the current campaign.

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Also, he has now scored 10 Premier League goals since the start of March, the most of any player. 

The only player to score more goals over this period in Europe’s top five leagues is fellow Nigerian Simy Nwankwo with 12 in Serie A.

Also in action for Leicester was Wilfred Ndidi who was later replaced in the 63rd minute for Ayoze Perez.

Leicester remain in third position on 63 points with three games left to play but could drop to fourth if Chelsea beat Manchester City on Saturday.

And it doesn’t get any easier for them as they have very difficult last three fixtures, two away games to Manchester United, Chelsea and an home tie against Tottenham Hotspur.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

    “….And it doesn’t get any easier for them as they have very difficult last three fixtures, two away games to Manchester United, Chelsea and an home tie against Tottenham Hotspur….”
    Leicester city….UCL going…..going….. ****…!!!

  • Obiweluozo 1 month ago

    Big question for beloved Forumites.
    Can Nigeria ever win the World Cup? Let’s take a look at the depth of quality we have if all things being equal. See top quality players everywhere in the making in our team, or maybe you are waiting for a UEFA Champions League medal on their neck to believe.

    1.Kelechi Iheanacho
    2Joseph Ayodele Aribo
    3.Samuel Chukwueze
    4.Henry Onyekeuru
    5.Ademola Lookman
    6.Leon Balogun
    7.Wilfred Ndidi
    8.Paul Onuachu
    9.Zaidu Sanusi
    10.Victor Osimhen
    11.Ola Aina and many more.

    Believe me, it will be difficult to find many countries with this level of talent in their team. So we must aim higher internationally with this group of players. If your answer to the above question I raised is not positive, you may have to question what your support and Super Eagles aspirations per game is hinged on really. The quality is really amazing and eye-catching. We’ve been living below our capacity with the African giants mentaity. Let’s look beyond that with a purposeful steps on the global scene God Bless Super Eagles, God Bless Nigeria. We are too good if we can believe thus crushing anyone that comes our way in International games irrespective of what the Fifa Rankings say for sure.

    • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

      Have you checked the clubs players from nations in the top 20 on the FIFA rankings play for first before making this hasty generalization…???
      Even USA with 2 champions league finalists aren’t bragging about winning the world cup yet. Lets learn to realistic with the type of goals we set for ourselves. You want to win the world cup when you cannot score from or defend set-pieces properly yet…..are you kidding me..???

  • With a good coach, even if we don’t win the world cup we can pick up a medal with luck on our side.

  • pompei 1 month ago

    Let me digress a little.
    Found this video on Maduka Okoye.
    Nine straight clean sheets.
    Living large in Rotterdam.


    • Nine clean sheets in a lowly club in an above average league doesnt mean you should rest on your oars or become complacent. Your not there yet. Even in the Super Eagles, uzoho is still breathing down your neck and is ready to take your spot if or when you slip up. So while you enjoy yourself remember you still have a long way to go to earn the trust of the Super Eagles fans and prove your the undisputed number one between the sticks. And as far as your club form is considered, we are happy for you. But I look forward to seeing you playing in a bigger team and league.

  • I think Leicester should consider getting a new coach. They have had a lot of opportunity to cement their top 4 status but this continued formation of 3-4-1-2 has exposed them at the back. They are scoring goals upfront but conceding goals aplenty behind. Rodgers doesn’t seem to have the ability to get them to the champions league, in two seasons now he has put them in a good position to qualify only to see the team slip out of contention at the last moment. They keep losing games they should have won. Vardy isnt scoring goals yet he starts every time (if iheanacho was not scoring or assisting goals would he be starting games), his formation is helping them score goals but also exposing the team at the back. They could miss out on another champions league qualification as their next 3 matches are against chelsea, man utd and Tottenham. If rodgers cant qualify the team for the champions league and win the FA cup then leicester should look for his replacement.

    • @sportsfan I’m not sure you watched that match one bit if not, you won’t type this. Is it the coach that told the defenders to connive within themselves to be catastrophic with their defending. Starting from Soyuncu forgetting his zone to fofana lacking concentration and positional awareness to castagne mistake in trying to stop a through ball to a Newcastle player which ended up being a pass to him. How many mistakes can one count in a single match. When you criticize, be objective. Besides, Rodgers have not been playing 3-4-1-2 until recently when injuries forced him to play Kelechi ihieanacho and for your information, Vardy, if I’m to be the coach is undroppable simply because what he brings to the attack is extremely important to the forward play of Leicester City attack. Do you know how many goals he has assisted Kelechi and rest. Infact, even yesterday, he still assisted albrighton goal. This is why we are quick to crucify a coach in Nigeria and get him sacked without carefully analysing what went wrong and push on from there. It’s important. E get why

      • Irrespective of the fact that vardy has been contributing his share of assists per game (of which I have openly appreciated him for), the fact still remains that there is something wrong with the teams formation. They keep conceding early goals and it has been happening for some time now. Its just because sometimes they come back and draw or win their games but at this critical moment where a win is preferable and in a home game, one would expect the coach to work on how to curb this folly.
        And as for the assertion that we crucify coaches without analysing the problem first, is it the job of fans to analyse games for the coaches or the other way around. And why are the coaches there in the first place if not to see these faults and attend to them (fix them) immediately. Thats what they are paid for.
        Jose mourinho has been sacked from Tottenham because they have not risen to the heights of expectations of the club faithfuls. Why wasn’t the fans and club committee asked to analyse their previous matches before his sacking.
        And I wonder, if it was Vardy who was in fine goal scoring form and kelechi was the one experiencing a goal drought, will Rodgers still start him every game, irrespective of his contributions to the team?

  • Omesiete 1 month ago

    I disagree with this “ The only player to score more goals over this period in Europe’s top five leagues is fellow Nigerian Simy Nwankwo with 12 in Serie A.” what about Mbape?

    • @Omesiete. Mbappe is when you include all competitions. But for Simy, they are talking about the league. After all, Kelechi ihieanacho has scored a total of 16 goals this 2021 alone but they are talking of league games only.