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Iheanacho Bags Second EPL Assist As Leicester Beat Man United In Six-Goal Thriller 

Iheanacho Bags Second EPL Assist As Leicester Beat Man United In Six-Goal Thriller 

Kelechi Iheanacho got his second assist in the Premier League this season, as Leicester came from behind to beat Manchester United 4-2 at the King Power stadium on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.

Leicester have now recorded back-to-back Premier League wins over United for the first time in their history (the Foxes won 2-1 at Old Trafford in their last meeting in the 2020/2021 season).

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Leicester have broken United’s 29 game unbeaten away record in the process. 

Also, Brendan Rodgers’ side have beaten United at the King Power stadium for the first time since 2014 (Leicester won 5-3).

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Mason Greenwood opened scoring for United on 19 minutes as he received the ball on the right flank, dribbled inside and rifled the ball into the far top corner.

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Leicester equalised in the 31 minute as Iheanacho robbed Harry Maguire off the ball, squared it to Youri Tielemans who wonderfully swept his effort into the top corner from 18 yards with his first touch.

Iheanacho has now been directly involved in 23 goals in his last 26 games for Leicester in all competitions, scoring 17 and making six assists. 

The Super Eagles star was later replaced by Patson Daka in the 77th minute.

With 12 minutes left in the game Leicester went 2-1 up thanks to Caglar Soyuncu who was first to the loose ball from a corner and proded in from close range.

Four minutes after Leicester goal United drew level as Marcus Rashford who is making his return from injury, made a clever run in behind and latched on to Victor Lindelof’s ball, smashing it past Kasper Schmeichel.

Just one minute after United’s equaliser Leicester took the lead again going 3-2 ahead with Jamie Vardy lashing in a superb half-volley moments after the restart.

And in the 91st minute Leicester secured the three points with substitute Daka who was on hand at the back post to tap in and become the first ever Zambian to score in the Premier League.

The win took Leicester to 11th position on 11 points while United stay in fifth spot on 14 points in the league table.

And in other results on Saturday, Manchester City beat Burnley 2-0 at the Etihad, Wolverhampton Wanderers came from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 away, Norwich were held to a goalless draw by Brighton at Carrow Road while Southampton pipped visiting Leeds 1-0.

By James Agberebi 

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COMMENTS

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  • MAJOR. FLEX 1 month ago

    I hope we can now all agree that iheanacho and co don’t even give up to 50% playing in Nigeria, can we blame them, can, we, blame, them, bad pitches so fear of getting injured, bad coaching crew, bad management, pay money no way. World class performance from Iheanacho, especially in the first half, if ehn like, make ehn dey allow rodger bench am, na in business, because person like am go fit barca style die.

     
    • John-1 1 month ago

      Iheanacho has a clever vision, it was clear today. The Nacho I watched today was similar to Nacho of U-17 World Cup. I honestly wish he scored, especially that first half low-drive. Would’ve being some lovely goal

       
  • Lekan B 1 month ago

    Good game but I was expecting the coach to use Ihenaecho for full 90 minutes. Daka is another African to watch out for.

     
  • A good player should work himself to score and not just hide to rob. This is what Ihenaecho likes doing. Even with the assist, he robs. Well, good luck to the lads.

     
    • John-1 1 month ago

      Some people sha. Did you even watch the match??? Kelechi Iheanacho created more than four clear chances. That’s why he was nominated for MOTM by Leicester.
      Tielemans received the highest vote, Soyuncu second and Nacho third.

       
      • That’s alright, you know there wouldn’t have been any need to labor. Good luck to the lad.

         
  • John-1 1 month ago

    Nice one Nacho. Harassed Man United defenders although (especially Maguire) and created some chances. His performance deserved at least one-goal. Iheanacho is a big-game-player. Keep it up bro

     
  • Henry 1 month ago

    Likely his off day anyway. The replay shows he robbed, that’s cheating. There is where Awoniyi is better. Coach Rohr, take note.

     
  • Denis 1 month ago

    The more reason Pogba refer it to stupid goals. Cheating is evil, stop it.

     
  • John-1 1 month ago

    Jude, Denis and Henry, one person creating multiple usernames just to talk nonsense

     
  • John Osemudiamhen 1 month ago

    All of you stop the nonsense. Those young boys are Nigerian ambassadors representing us at the global stage. What we own them is encouragement. Iheanacho did very well. Other Nigerians, Osimhen and Ola will be trading tackles tomorrow lets be there for them