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Carabao Cup: Iheanacho Scores For Leicester, Iwobi Registers Assist In Everton Win At Sheffield United

Carabao Cup: Iheanacho Scores For Leicester,  Iwobi Registers Assist In Everton Win At Sheffield United

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Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored on his maiden appearance this season as Leicester City thrashed their hosts Luton Town in the Carabao Cup, third round clash at the Kenilworth Road, reports Completesports.com.

Iheanacho replaced Ayoze Perez in the 71st minute and scored Leicester City’s fourth goal four minutes from time.

His international teammate, Wilfred Ndidi started the game and  was replaced by Hamza Choudbury 13 minutes from time.

At Hillsborough, Alex Iwobi bagged an assist as Everton defeated Sheffield United 2-0 thanks to a four-minute brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the first half.

Iwobi played a low cross for Calvert-Lewin to score his second of the game in the 10th minute.

Elsewhere, Oghenekaro Etebo came off the bench in the 46th minute as Stoke City were beaten 5-3 on penalties by Crawley Town at the People’s Pension Stadium.

The game ended in a 1-1 draw at full time with Etebo converting his spot kick in the shootout.

Tom Dele-Bashiru was an unused substitute in Watford’s 2-1 win against Swansea City.

Isaac Success, who is nursing an injury was not in the matchday squad as expected.

By Adeboye Amosu

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    I have said it severally : play Iheanacho and he will deliver.

    I can’t put it any more bluntly. Whenever I mention his name (either here or elsewhere), some other fans are quick to want to point out that perhaps Iheanacho’s glory days are behind him.

    I beg to differ: 3 well taken goals in pre-season games led me to believe that this guy will deliver if given a run of games.

    Just check out his performance against Luton yesterday in the 20 meagre minutes that he was on the pitch : 4 shots on target, 80% passing accuracy, 1 involvement in build up to a goal and 1 eloquently taken chip-goal to his name.

    Iheanacho showed power, pace and persistency in driving into the 18 yard box, rounding the keeper (twice) before cooly feeding Gray whose cross was converted for Leicester’ penultimate goal.

    Yakubu Aiyegbeni once said, Feed the Yak and he will score. In this case, it is ‘play the Kel and he will perform.’


  • Olusegun. B 2 years ago

    Glad that he’s playing
    Nevertheless let him play more matches before being called back into the national team

  • Ikeben 2 years ago

    All he needs is to leave Leicester city and revive his career. A Wise man said, you need to leave where you are tolerated to where you are celebrated. Osimen did it and he is reaping the fruits.