Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho inspired Leicester City’s first European fixture in 1,283 days following a 3-0 UEFA Europa League Group G victory over Ukraine Premier League outfit Zorya Luhansk.
The Nigerian provided assists for James Maddison and Harvey Barnes and before scoring to wrap up an emphatic victory at the King Power Stadium.
Speaking after the match manager, Brendan Rodgers told LCFC TV: “A clean sheet was important for us. Fundamentally, that’s your base. And so, I thought defensively we had to work very, very hard against a good team.
“So yes, I thought we played very well in spells of the game, scored good goals, and their system really tests you. I thought Harvey’s goal was a great individual effort and showed great composure.
“Madders (James Maddison) being up there and wanting to score was terrific and our pressure for the third goal was really good and Kelechi, he slots it away really well.
“So, very pleasing, we can be better in areas, but like I say, to start with a win in the group was important.”
Rodgers believes that the
Foxes’ can improve their potency in front of goal.
“It’s nice for the players to feel that and like I say, we can be better,” he said. “We can have greater movement at the top of the field in order to create even more chances.
“But we were good in our tactical idea because we changed in the second half to play a diamond to sort of kill their threat once we’re 2-0 up, but also still give us that real threat going forward.
“So, I thought the players managed that side of it really well.”
Leicester City return to Premier League action on Sunday against Arsenal at the Emirates before heading to Greece to take on AEK Athens (5:55pm kick-off) in Group G four days later.