Iheanacho, Iheanacho’s late strike gives Leicester win over Everton, SALASDOEPOST

Iheanacho’s late strike gives Leicester win over Everton

Nigerian born forward ‘Kelechi Iheanacho’s late strike gives Leicester win over Everton in order to main their second position on the Log table.

Iheanacho, Iheanacho’s late strike gives Leicester win over Everton, SALASDOEPOSTThe foxes ‘Leceister city reclaimed second spot in the Premier League in dramatic fashion as Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench to score a stoppage-time goal and seal a 2-1 victory over luckless Everton on Sunday.

Playing in his first Premier League game of the season,the Nigerian born forward Iheanacho also set up Jamie Vardy’s 68th-minute equaliser after Leicester had trailed to Richarlison’s first-half header.

A draw would have been a fair result for both side and a boost for under-pressure Everton boss Marco Silva but Nigerian former Manchester City striker Iheanacho showed great composure to turn inside Mason Holgate and fire past Jordan Pickford, extending Leicester’s winning league run to six games.

The goal was initially disallowed for offside but after an agonising VAR wait the decision was overturned, sparking scenes of joy for the hosts and dejection for Everton.

A buoyant Leicester moved back above Manchester City and are three points ahead of the champions with 32 from 14 games and eight behind Liverpool.

Everton remain in trouble in 17th, two points off the relegation zone.I have been waiting for this opportunity,” said Iheanacho, who had not scored since September last year.

I knew one day it would come. It’s not easy not playing but I’m happy that my chance came today.

Everton began the game confidently and took the lead with a fine team goal in the 23rd minute.

After Richarlison helped to break up play in the middle of the pitch, former Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi passed to Djibril Sidibe and his cross from the right was met by Richarlison whose stooping header flew past Kasper Schmeiche

Leicester thought they had a penalty when referee Graham Scott pointed to the spot after Ben Chilwell went flying but after referring the incident to VAR it was decided Holgate’s swinging leg had made no contact.

There was derision from the home fans, although they were applauding the system later.