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Iheanacho Starts, Ndidi Shines As Mahrez Rescues Leicester Vs West Brom

Iheanacho Starts, Ndidi Shines As Mahrez Rescues Leicester Vs West Brom

By James Agberebi:

Leicester City were forced to a 1-1 draw by visiting West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League on Monday night.

Super Eagles duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were in action for Leicester. The game was Iheanacho’s second league start in six games for Leicester as his search for his first league goal in 2017 continued.

Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Nacer Chadli gave West Brom the lead off a superb free-kick before Riyad Mahrez drew Leicester level.

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The draw leaves Leicester in the relegation zone in the 18th spot on six points, while West Brom are 10th on 10 points.

With both teams failing to create any clearcut scoring opportunity early on, Danny Simpson had the first real chance towards the end of the first half but his superb volley was palmed away by Boaz Myhill.

In the second half, Leicester came out more purposefully and were almost rewarded following a poor back pass from a West Brom defender but Myhill raced off his goal but fouled Jamie Vardy close to the edge of the box.

Leicester continued to press for the opener and went close through Harry Maguire but his goal-bound header was punched away by Myhill for a corner.

But against the run of play West Brom took the lead on 63 minutes through Chadli who curled in a brilliant free-kick over Leicester’s defensive wall following a foul by Iheanacho.

With 10 minutes remaining, Leicester’s continued pressure finally paid off thanks to Mahrez who brought down a cross before volleying past Myhill for the equaliser.


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  • Who will pair with Vardy join the Leicester attack? Definitely not Iheanacho who did not flow with Vardy. What does this mean? Will Iheanacho ever start for Leicester again? Is his big money move from Manchester City regretted? Big questions can only be answered by Iheanacho and Leicester. Iheanacho was the lowest rated player in that match. Most of all should Iheanacho be ahead of Onyekuru in the Eagles’ invitations? I hope Gernot Rohr is watching.

    • DC And What of Ahmed Musa who was not even Listed??????????? I hope Gernot Rohr is Watching OOOOOOOOOO!!!1

  • iheanacho has lost form,the way he played yesterday proofs he is not ready to go to the mundial,he was the culprit of the goal lcfc conceeded and contributed just 11 touches allthrough the game with zero goal attempt,definatey that is not a good stat.for a player rated so high,anticipated fans xpect to have him start with the hope of revatalizing their possition,in the league,unfortunately,nacho disapoints.am sorry to say this,nacho dont have a place in eagles squad.FACT!

  • What is wrong with Iheanacho? He had to be replaced by Slimani, who made an immediate impact by teeing up Mahrez for the equalizer. Iheanacho was also one of the biggest reasons Nigeria lost to SA, as it was like we were blunt upfront or even short 1. He needs to sort himself please. And I think Shakespeare does not like Musa. Except Leicester are in danger of relegation soon and then replace Shakespeare, Musa may never have a look in. Sincerely, on a good day, Musa is better than Osakazi or Vardy, he has not been given enough chance to prove himself. Besides, his marital issues affected him back then. I suspect Iheanacho is having the same problem killing Issac Success: Free women and Oloshos. They have a way of killing talents and making players look unfocused. Discipline is a big part of success as as a footballer. Messi has a known wife, Ronaldo has a known girlfriend. Same with Vardy, Mikel, Onazi, Ighalo, Moses, Iwobi and others. Who is Success and Iheanacho’s main girlfriends? If they have one official one, they will be more focused and play to their full potentials.

  • Then what about Musa????