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Pre-Season Friendly: Iheanacho Bags Brace In Leicester City Draw Vs Rotherham United

Pre-Season Friendly: Iheanacho Bags Brace In Leicester City  Draw Vs Rotherham United

Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho bagged a brace in Leicester City’s 2-2 draw against Rotherham United in their pre-season friendly encounter at the AESSEAL Stadium on Saturday, reports Completesports. com.

Iheanacho has now scored three goals in his last two friendly fixtures for the Foxes.

He ended his 10-month drought on Tuesday when he headed in the second goal of City’s 3-0 pre-season win over Cambridge.

The former Manchester City striker gave Leicester City the lead in the 12th minute slotting the ball beyond Daniel Iversen.

Carlton Morris equalised for Rotherham United in the 38th minute of the encounter.

Leicester pulled themselves back ahead in the 72nd minute after Iheanacho
fired the ball into the net.

Micheal Ihiekwe however equalised for the hosts for the second time in the game nine minutes from time after he was set up by Ben Wiles.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Emeka 2 years ago

    Good one my brother

  • like i said you re sharp but your shooting is little sluggish.. if he can be a faster shooter, and train his right foot, he will take epl by storm.

  • Aauxtyne 2 years ago

    Do not relent. Work harder.

  • Ifeanyi 2 years ago

    Good news. Keep it up.

  • Ikeben 2 years ago

    Well done Kelechi, tough time never last but tough people do. I think Rohr dropping Kelechi, has finally unleashed the killer striker in him.

    Keep it up Kelechi, time to take the fine form to the new season, and prove that the promise you showed both in Mancity and the national colors was never a fluke after all and also to prove your critics wrong.

  • PapaFem 2 years ago

    If he has a good season, he will return to SE.

  • So is Iheanacho back?

    Latching on the a fine pass from just outside the left side of Rotherham’s box 18, Iheanacho evaded 2 defenders to race through and then blast pass the onrushing goalkeeper to give Leicester the lead yesterday.

    He did miss some chances after that but would go on to add to his goal after powering pass the advancing goalkeeper, leaving him for dead and then, with 2 defenders now guarding the post, Iheanacho still managed to guide the ball into the back of the net.

    For both goals, Iheanacho showed aggression, pace, precision, power,positioning, dribbling techniques and a killer instincts.

    Like I wrote elsewhere, the initiative is now on Brendan Rodgers, who always speaks highly of Iheanacho, to play the forward meaningfully when the season starts.

    • Leicester Mecury online platform rated Iheanacho highly for yesterdays matches.

      Writing on the platform, Jamie Kemble stated:

      Kelechi Iheanacho – 8
      Composed finishes for City’s goals. Could have done better with other chances, but was often denied by an excellent goalkeeping display from Daniel Iversen.

      Showed very good movement throughout and looked a lot sharper than in recent pre-season outings.

  • Iheanacho 3 goals in two preseason matches

    Chuba Akpom 4 goals in one preseason match against Dutch premier league competition

    David Okereke scores in his competitive debut

    Sheyi Ojo scores in the Europa league qualifiers

    Taiwo Aiyegin scores one and one assist in Europa league qualifiers

    All this week. With Nigeria currently sitting at 33rd in the world we are maybe two wins away from 30th and that would mean a lowering of the threshold for Nigerian players being eligible to play in England. 

    At the moment it’s 75% of matches for the super Eagles in the past two years (1 year for under 21s). If we reach 30th then it will be 60% of matches. This means within a year the likes of Chukwueze, Osimhen, Omeruo and Onyekuru being eligible to play in England by this time next year if we keep up this progress in the rankings.

    All of a sudden Nigeria is spoilt for choice in the striker role. But will we make the right choice to replace Ighalo?

  • D great edu 2 years ago

    Good boy, more success.

  • Omesiete 2 years ago

    Who SE help? @papafem

  • This guy should get back to the SE and be groomed specially for set pieces.