Former Leicester City midfielder, Dean Hammond, has hailed Kelechi Iheanacho’s resourcefulness after the Nigeria forward netted his third goal of the season in the Foxes’ 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.
Iheanacho scored the first goal of the match on 31 minutes at Selhurst Park before Jamie vardy made it 2-0 for the Brendan Rodgers men six minutes later. But France youth international of Nigerian descent, Michael Olise and Jeffrey Schlupp levelled scores for the home side with 61st and 72nd minutes goals respectively.
Hammond who starred for Leicester City from 2013 to 2016, as a Leicester City Radio pundit for the match against Crystal Palace, described Iheanacho’s goal execution and overall contributions to the side so far in glowing terms.
“Iheanacho makes the first goal himself. He’s willing to challenge [Joachim] Andersen. The first touch is brilliant and he calmly passes it into the net,” Lcfc.com quoted Hammond as saying.
“There’s no doubt in his mind and he cooly finishes it. His hold-up play was good and he played a lovely pass in the second half. He’s effective and he scores goals.”
Iheanacho has scored three goals from 10 games for Leicester City in all competitions so far in the 2021/22 campaign.
He netted the Foxes’ solitary match winner against Manchester City in the Community Shield clash on August 7, then scored in their Carabao Cup Third Round 2-0 win at Millwall on September 22 before opening his Premier League goal account in the new campaign against Palace.
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