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Iheanacho Bags Assist And Late Winner As Leicester Pip Everton 2-1 At Home

Iheanacho Bags Assist And Late Winner As Leicester Pip Everton  2-1 At Home

Kelechi Iheanacho’s late VAR-awarded winner piled more misery on Marco Silva as Leicester reclaimed second spot in the Premier League with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Everton at the King Power Stadium.

Substitute Iheanacho broke Everton hearts in the fifth minute of stoppage-time when he was allowed to stride through and slot his first Premier League goal of the season past Jordan Pickford, despite being flagged for offside initially.

Amid scenes of confusion, referee Graham Scott let play continue before VAR allowed the goal to stand, with the initial on-the-field ruling of offside deemed incorrect, sparking jubilant celebrations from the Leicester players and backroom staff.


Iheanacho replaced Ayoze Perez in the 62nd minute and started asserting himself strongly in the game. And And just six minutes after his introduction, he set up Jamie Vardy to score Leiceater’s equalizer in the 68th minute.

Everton had been within touching distance of a battling away point, with Richarlison’s first-half header cancelled out by Vardy’s 13th goal of the season, but the late VAR drama saw the Foxes claim a sixth successive league win.

Iheanacho’s Nigeria’s teammates, Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi also featured in the match for Leicester City and Everton respectively.

Ndidi played the entire duration of tje match for The Foxes, while Iwobi started for The Toffees but was replaced by Moise Keane in the 79th minute.

Leicester host Watford in the Premier League on Wednesday at 7.30pm before Everton travel to Liverpool for the first Merseyside derby of the season at the later time of 8.15pm.

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  • Nonsense journalism, now I believe what some people are saying about media PR. kelechi was phelomena in the game, his coming on changed the complexity of the game, he brought lots of flair and urgency into the match, creating one goal and scoring another. Ndidi has made a brilliant run, laying the pass to kel, who teaed up vardy with a brilliant low cross for the city equalizing goal before scoring a wonderful goal late on which VAR correctly awarded. Iwobi also has a descent game for Everton.

  • Omesiete 2 years ago

    I saw the way this guy played, the speed, precision, power and good control of the ball. Iheanacho has really stepped his game. Congrats bro!!!!. Cant wait to see u back in the colors of green-white-white.

  • Bomboy 2 years ago

    Kelechi scored! KELECHI IHEANACHO SCORED!!!!

    Hope this is something to unite the Super Eagles fans fighting to the death because of Coach Rohr…

  • PeePee 2 years ago

    Good one Kelechi Iheanacho but do not be deceived. Bro,you are too good to sit on the bench ; rather you need to be playing every week. At least, a loan move to a club where you can feature consistently won’t be a bad idea as it will boost your confidence and career

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    My first love is gradually coming back. Please leave lfc to get more gametime naija miss you and that delicious left foot.

  • Fry bones shall rise again
    Kelechi pls turn in a transfer request to Rogers.

    Go to west Ham united to Pelgrini who knows your value and rebuild your career.

  • Samchi 2 years ago

    Just when Rohr thought he has got his Final Squad all Cleared and good to go’
    Then comes the headache with players who seem to have hit consistent top Form in Ejuke and Dessers plus our Kele got us on our feet again.

    Nwanne m Rohr you have the most interesting Football coaching Job on your hands, over to you!!
    NFF mind una sef O!!! So that at last we can beat our Chest and say…

    #Super Eagles is the Future

  • Dry bones shall rise again
    Kelechi pls turn in a transfer request to Rogers.

    Go to west Ham united to Pelgrini who knows your value and rebuild your career.

  • Walking 2 years ago

    Nobody seems to give some credit to Ndidi… I think that guy is a beast.. Tireless and has really improved on many things.. He was the drive behind the first goal(equaliser)

    Secondly, Nacho could have scored before the late time but, Tielemans and Ricardo seems to look for vardy or play selfish instead of they passing the ball..

    Lastly, in as much Everton did not really play well, I feel Davies or sigurdson should have been replaced and invert iwobi to the middle..
    He played some smart passes to the swings but, all sidibe knows is to make stupid crosses without targeting anyone..

    Overall, congrats to Nacho, Ndidi is underrated and Iwobi needs more mojo..

  • Glory 2 years ago

    Never doubted that left foot. One of the most precise in the world. Welcome the Kele….

  • Pompei 2 years ago

    KELECHI IHEANACHO is back in town. A natural baller. When he is in form, he simply can’t be ignored. I’m sure Rohr is watching with keen interest!

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Welcome back Nacho. Our prayers are gradually being answered.

    The best fuel for this new found sharpness, focus,dedication and hunger is nothing but guaranteed 1st team football. Don get carried away by the sweet talk of Rodgers….pls move in January to any club that will guarantee you Regular 90mins of football.

    We need you to not only regain your form and fitness, we need you to return to being that 1 game 1 goal striker of old.

    welcome back and wish you a steady upward progress from here henceforth.

  • kelechi always be in form. since i know kele from u17 to mancity and now nothing remove from his game and nothing add to his game.

    thats the attribute of a left footer.

    a left footer never fall form so easily and never add another thing to their game. always perform in their prime.

    kele is just out of favour from coaches.

    i believe a left footer more than right footer. kele should get the hell out of that city.