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Iheanacho Voted Man Of The Match In Leicester City’s Win Vs Everton

Iheanacho Voted Man Of The Match In Leicester City’s Win Vs Everton

Kelechi Iheanacho has been voted man of the match by Leicester City fans following his superlative display in Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League home win against Everton, reports Completesports.com.

Substitute Iheanacho grabbed a goal and an assist as the Foxes came back from a goal down to beat the visitors.

It was Iheanacho’s first goal of the season for Leicester City in his maiden league appearance for the club.

The Nigeria international won 72% of the votes , with Jamie Vardy in distant second with 16%. Wilfred Ndidi came third with 7%.

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.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • @Kel, I hope you get to read this post my brother.
    I remember you being surprised that I kept faith with Iheanacho when it seems everyone had written him off! On the evidence of how he performed today, I guess you must now see why.
    Iheanacho is a quality forward. He just needs focus, hard work, dedication and the right managers – national team and club – to bring this out in him.
    Brendan Rodgers once said that Iheanacho trains like an animal. I think the former Celtic manager is the beast – a man manager beast.
    Do you know that he hasn’t even used majority of his squad this season?
    He has only used just over 25 players to reach second position while allowing Iheanacho and others to train endlessly like wild animals only to let them loose at crucial moments to devour oppositions.
    One goal and one assist for a player making his first match of the season after 14 games (exactly half way into the season) is just crazy!
    Are we seeing the rebirth of an exquisite player?
    On the evidence of what was on display today, the best of Iheanacho might yet to come!

    • Jones 2 years ago

      Deo I have to agree with you here, Rogers is the right manager to make Kelevhi improve. I saw the Iheanacho of man city days today. I was really impressed. He looks fitter and sharper. I hope he gets more game time. 

    • Hehehe @deo. Mheen, TBH, I was just thinking about you and your faith in Kelechi watching the boy do magic today. Who psyched him up? What pushed him? Where did he keep this side of him since the past 1 year? Yeah, you did. You never really waned in your belief in the young man when some of began to loose patience, including Rohr & Rodgers who promptly relegated him to the fringes.

      I hope he maintains consistency and is back in the SE soon. Incidentally, it is the 3rd Nigerian in the match today, Iwobi who’s starting to draw a question mark. It’ll be superb if we can have 2 young, vibrant, “hungry” and tricky strikers in the SE forward line such as Osimhen & Iheanacho, especially if Rohr can create a formation/tactics that can accommodate both of them upfront. Perhaps, Onuachu needs to be relegated to the fringes/standby in the SE presently, and real impact players like Kelechi and Olayinka bumped up to the main list.

      Another pertinent question is: Should Iheanacho still ship to Turkey in January for a loan move or stay back in Leicester and fight for a regular starting shirt?

      • Thanks @Kel. As you said:’Iwobi is starting to draw a question mark.’

        I actually saw this far earlier in the season but when I made my observations, I was rather shocked and amazed when someone said I had something against Iwob! How ludicrous is that!

        I had had to reduce my commenting on this website because of such weird attacks!

        Anyway, I do hope that Iwobi raises his game while Iheanacho continues from where he left off yesterday.

        Have a pleasant week bro.

        • Bomboy 2 years ago

          Welcome back deo. Missed you.

        • @Deo, touché. Many a time, I’ve started writing a comment and then think “no need, delete”.

  • Asoko Emmanuel 2 years ago

    Well @deo and Kel,I never gave up on this guy and am glad that I still have the likes of me around who don’t give up on people just like that.
    Now it’s not a question of Kelechi not having the guts or ability but a case of having a manager that believes in him.Kelechi has always been a fine player, but does he have a coach who truly believes in him? That part is what Rogers showed today guts to throw him in the fray.Check the league cups he played then you will not be surprised about his performance today.
    If there is any area however,which has improved in Kelechi’s game is his sharpness and ball control simply world class.Iam the happiest man with this performance today.
    IN all I must confess that SE is going to benefit from this,having 3 great players playing well today.

  • Between, why isn’t Cyril Dessers of Heracles not getting a look-in? He is the highest goal scoring Nigerian in Europe this season with 11 goals so far.

    He has long indicated interest to represent Nigeria at international level. The likes of Onuachu and co don’t come close to Desser’s qualities.

    I hope we don’t get to pass on this sublime talent after long while of waiting for Nigeria call-up.

  • Pompei 2 years ago

    Now that Kelechi has done well, everybody wants to claim credit….hahahahaha! Who no like better thing? Me too, I will jump on the band wagon.
    Just last week, I commented here that Kelechi and Balogun are players that we should not forget about. I said even if they are playing in Tahiti, I would still keep an eye on these two, because they are NATURAL BALLERS. Iheanacho has repaid the faith I’ve always had in him today. I have no doubt that Balogun will do the same. In Balogun’s case, I think he will have to leave that stupid club B&H….as long as he gets to play regularly, the old Balogun will be back!
    A big congrats to Iheanacho. Now, the challenge is for him to be consistent.

  • Asoko Emmanuel 2 years ago

    Top of the morning to you all,still basking in the euphoria of Kelechi’s performance yesterday.Like I said in my earlier post am so glad that Klechi has finally been given a chance he so deserves.Am one of those who believes in the style of game of Kele and that he’s a great player who will always do well if given a chance,so that all the call of him being a flash in the pan or not good enough or not serious should be thrown to the bin.Strictly give him a chance he will surely deliver.
    Yesterday game was simply Kelechi’s game and Ordained by God for him to perform otherwise if Leicester were to be winning by wide margin Kelechi would not have had a look in.so am so happy again.
    On Iwobi,I will pls beg us not to start.I really don’t see any question mark emanating from his performance rather it is the Coach who should reinvent his tactics and formation.The only goal scored by Everton was pre assisted by Iwobi and whenever the ball got to him he utilizes very well.Infact he and Sidibe connected very well except that sometimes Sidibe acts foolish by crossing the ball when he should square play back to Iwobi who gave him the ball in the first place.
    Now,it must be said that Iwobi did not see much of the ball in the game, that is partly due again to foolishness of Davies who will rather loop the ball aimlessly forward rather than find his creative man after he won the ball.Goames will be so missed cos Iwobi will keep having problems in the mid section if Davies keeps playing like that.There is no connection at all everyone wants to be the play master.Another challenge Iwobi had was the nature of Leicester mid field.You don’t expect an Ndidi to lie low and allow any one operate his mid field, even Fernandiho of Man city dey hear am hot when playing against Ndidi. The ball winning aspect of Everton midfield was not in existence and that is not Iwobis job.Iwobi thrives where he has solid dm gives him the ball in the final third and he will simply do the damage.
    IN all I saw the match from start to finish and am very happy as per the performance of our guys.

    • Walking 2 years ago

      You truly saw the match.. Just like I mentioned in the other post, I believe Iwobi still have that magical touch.. And like you said, Sidibe was so aimless whenever he got the ball from Iwobi… The coach also made a mistake taking Iwobi out, Davies should have bowed out and then invert Iwobi to the middle…

      However, I see the Everton coach been sacked as well..

    • Glory 2 years ago

      @ Asoko. God bless you on Iwobi. Some egg heads here will come n write nonsense about a player every coach seem to appreciate how good he is. Only so called internet coaches who come here seeking for attention no better. I can’t stand such humans n happy to delete every trace of them. Footballers play according to coaches pattern n that robs off most of the time on such players style. If you refuse to stick to managers style, you either remain on the bench or get kicked out. Surprisingly the same people wickedly condemning Iwobi because they wanted to force Ramon Azeez, not taking anything from him, a decent player on us once condemn Iheanacho. They now coming out to say trash, going beggerly for attention, what a world.

  • Oakfield 2 years ago

    The rejected Stone is gradually becoming the corner stone. @mr Rodgers, u can now see that Kele is not a carabao or FA cup player, u have failed to give him equal opportunities as given to other white players to fight for a shirt. Kele is a wonderful and talented player , all u have to do as a good manager is to give him that confidence that he deserves by giving him more game time as u just did yesterday and he left a mark. Nice one boy!!!

  • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

    I’m the happiest person on earth yesterday. Kelechi came in and changed the dynamic of the game. @deo. I’m glad you and I and some well meaning fans have always kept faith on this precocious lad all along. Even when he was having a bad spell I’ve never doubted his qualities. It will be a huge surprise if he’s not back in the SuperEagles. I want to see an Iheanacho and Osimhen partnership upfront with either Chukwueze or Kalu flanking them. He hits the ball with such precision that I can only imagine what might have been had he gone to the AFCON instead of Onuachu. Anyway I’m glad he’s getting back to his best again. The Kelechi I saw yesterday reminds me of the Kelechi of Man City. Despite his limited game time he has already scored three goals in all competitions this season. I believe he will get more game time from now on. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE. An Eagle taking flight again. 

  • Well Done Kelechi I have always believed in you but you disappointed me big time. I became one of your biggest critiques because I realised that the fame got to your head and you slacked off. I honestly feel the treatment you have received since your form dropped is what you needed to wake up as I clearly stated a while back in the build up to the AFCON. is that if a player drops form because of lack of hard work. He needs to be dropped in order to realise he is not working hard enough only that way will he realise he is not in favour and the only solution is to lift his socks up and try harder. So in saying this, @deo if you had your way Kelechi will still be called up even when he was not performing making him feel he doesn’t need to do any better.

    Kudos must also go to Brendan Rodgers because, I think he has taking real time to work on Kelechi Iheanacho and Improve him like he promised when he became manager.