Despite the initial up and downs, Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho is having a decent season as he scored his 10th goal of the season on Saturday.
Iheanacho got the curtain raiser as Leicester City romped to a crucial 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in their Premier League tie at the King Power Stadium.
Iheanacho had scored a goal in the midweek tie away to Everton and while that was just a mere consolation, Saturday’s effort proved even more crucial as it inspired the Foxes to a resounding victory.
After firing blanks in the first 45 minutes, Iheanacho broke the deadlock four minutes into the second half when he finished from Youri Tielemans’ cross.
Iheanacho’s strike partner, Jamie Vardy then wrapped up the points for Leicester City with a late brace.
The first from Vardy came with the help of substitute Harvey Barnes, who pounced on an error by Mamadou Sakho before laying the ball in the path of the English striker.
That goal was Vardy’s 100t Premier League and the 33-year still had the chance for one more; scoring in the 90th minute to give Leicester City the comprehensive victory they needed to keep their top-four finish aspirations in the balance.
For Iheanacho he has now scored 5 goals in the Premier League this season and would be hoping for more as the season enters its business end.