Leicester Boss reveals Why He’s Impressed with Iheanacho, after the Forward’s Heroics against Everton

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates with James Maddison of Leicester City after he scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at The King Power Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Kelechi Iheanacho ended his twelve-month premier league goal drought when he scored the winner for Leicester City in their 2-1 win over Everton at the King Power stadium on Sunday.

Leicester, who remain second on the log came from behind to secure all three points at the expense of struggling Toffees.

 

The Nigerian set up Jamie Vardy for the equaliser after Brazilian forward Richarlison’s 23rd minute opener for the visitors.

 

Iheanacho then grabbed the winner in the 95th minute, but the goal was initially ruled out for offside, before a video review overturned the decision.

 

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers however showered encomiums on the Nigerian for his consistent hard work in training, despite his lack of first team opportunities.

 

“I thought we deserved it. It was difficult in the first half, they sat in but we tried to stay positive and play our offensive game.

 

“To come from behind as well demonstrates the quality and mindset of this team to keep going.

 

“In any good team you have to have that. The best teams have spirit. This is a team that is so strong together.

 

“Kelechi is a wonderful demonstration of someone who trains with a great attitude every day.

 

“They allow this team to develop to the level it has been at because they work hard in training,” Rodgers said.

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