On Sunday afternoon in the Premiership, Leicester City welcomed Huddersfield Town at King Power Stadium. Before kick-off, Leicester were sitting on just six points in the standings, with two wins and three defeats. It was important to beat Huddersfield at home.
Kelechi Iheanacho, the Nigerian international striker, was in the starting line-up. He played just behind forward Jamie Vardy together with midfielders James Maddison and Rachid Ghezzal.
The match started badly for the Foxes as they conceded a goal in the fifth minute when Mathias Jorgensen managed to put the ball past Kasper Schmeichel after a long throw. Leicester responded and almost got an equalizer straight away. Then in the 19th minute, Leicester City were on the counter-attack after sloppy play from Erik Durm. Vardy picked up the ball and passed to Iheanacho inside the box who instantly dispatched it past the Huddersfield goalkeeper to make the score 1:1. It stayed like this at halftime.
In the second half, the Foxes had more of the ball and managed to take the lead in the 66th minute through a free kick scored by Maddison. Nine minutes later, the Super Eagles striker Iheanacho added an assist to his performance. With an excellent pass, he found Vardy whose only job then was to flip the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper. Leicester were 3:1 up. Shortly after, Kelechi Iheanacho was subbed and he left the field to a standing ovation by the Foxes faithful. At the final whistle, the result was never in question and Leicester recorded a much-needed victory.
With this win, Leicester go 8th in the table level on point with Arsenal, who are playing tomorrow and Wolverhampton, who they will play on Tuesday in the 3rd round of the Carabao Cup. Their next Premiership game is next weekend against Tottenham. Kelechi Iheanacho has certainly made his case to once again be in the starting eleven for both upcoming games.
The equalizer by Iheanacho was his first Premier League goal this season and his 16th Premiership goal in total since he made the first squad in Manchester City in 2015. He scored 12 goals in the two season he spent with the Citizens and three for Leicester so far. At the age of 21, he has already netted eight goals for the Nigerian seniors, the Super Eagles having previously scored eight goals in their U-17 squad. He is definitely a talent for the future.