Iheanacho puts on MOTM show at Villa Park


A rush of goals in the first half of the game between Aston Villa and Leicester City set the tone for an exciting encounter, one which Kelechi Iheanacho seized to prove he still has the quality to excel in the Premier League.

The Leicester City forward was arguably the most effective player on the pitch even if he only featured for just over an hour.

Iheanacho grabbed two assists and a goal as he helped the Foxes fight back to win 4-2 at Villa Park on Saturday.

First he put James Madison on for Leicester’s equalizer (12′) after the hosts blitzed into an early lead in the 9th minute through Ollie Watkins.

Villa were back in the lead and fortuitously as Harry Souttar deflected a shot past his own goalkeeper in the 32nd minute of the encounter.

However, Leicester City would go on to have the final say in the half, and it was Iheanacho’s headed goal to level proceedings in the 41st minute which preceded his assist to Tete in stoppage time (45+2′) to turn the game around.

In the second half, the visitors killed off the game when Dennis Praet punished a defensive blunder in the 79th minute to give Brendan Rodgers’ men an emphatic win.

Rodgers rested Wilfred Ndidi, the midfielder did not make the matchday squad due to personal issues.

Victory at Villa Park moves the Foxes to 13th in the standings after 21 rounds of matches.


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