Iheanacho goal adds gloss to Leicester City rout of West Brom


Kelechi Iheanacho has chosen the best time to be in-form after he scored a goal and assisted another in Leicester City’s 4-1 win over West Brom away at the Hawthorns.

Salomon Rondon gave the hosts an early lead in the 8th minute before the Foxes restored parity through Englishman Jamie Vardy who latched on to Algerian super star Riyad Mahrez’s through pass to fire past Forster in the 21st minute.

With the foxes needing an inspiration, coach Claude Puel brought on Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho for hard working Japanese forward Shinji Okazaki in the 60th minute and what an instant impact the move turned out with Iheanacho collecting the ball from a throw in and turning it in for Mahrez to collect first with his chest and then lob the West Brom keeper Foster delightfully to put the visitors in front.

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi who unlike Iheanacho started for Leicester City and was booked in the 73rd minute for a rash tackle on Brunt. Iheanacho made made the points safe 3minutes later as he headed home a cross from Ben Chilwell to put the game beyond their host.

A fourth goal followed from Iborra in the 90th minute for a comprehensive victory in which Super Eagles invitees for the friendlies against Poland and Serbia – Iheanacho and Ndidi – were very crucial and decisive for Leicester City.

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