Kelechi Iheanacho joined the exclusive list of Nigerian players to have scored 30 or more goals in the English Premier League after netting in Leicester City’s 3-0 home win against West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night.
Iheanacho scored Leicester City’s third goal of the evening nine minutes before the break after a superb team move.
The goal was his ninth in the Premier League this season. The effort also took the Super Eagles striker’s tally to 13 goals in all competitions in 2021.
The Nigeria international surpassed his previous record of eight goals in a league season which was achieved after 26 matches in the 2015-16 campaign at Manchester City.
The striker has now scored 30 goals in 136 appearances for Leicester City and his former club Manchester City making him the sixth highest scoring Nigerian in the Premier League.
Former Everton and Portsmouth striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni top the list with 95 goals, Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu has 54 goals, while Efan Ekoku sits in third position with 52 goals.
Shola Ameobi, who was part of Nigeria’s squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has 43 goals to his name with Osaze Odemwingie in fifth position with 36 goals.
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