Iheanacho’s seventh goal lifts Leicester City to second
Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, grabbed his seventh goal of the season to help Leicester City defeat Brighton 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.
The victory moves the Foxes to second on the log with 53 points, two more than Manchester United.
Brighton once more were left to rue a late goal as Daniel Amartey’s 87th minute header saw Leicester leave the Amex Stadium with all three points.
The hosts dominated the first half and were full value for the half-time lead through former England international Adam Lallana, who also saw a header come back off the post.
Leicester were equally dominant for most of the second half and Youri Tielemans’ through-ball set up Iheanacho.
The Belgian played a perfect through-ball for Iheanacho who calmly delayed his effort until Sanchez had dived and then dinked the ball past him into the net.
It was his first consecutive strikes of the campaign after his effort against Burnley ensured a share of the spoils.
A draw seemed a fair result but Roberto Sanchez, dominant in the air up to this point, missed a corner allowing the Foxes defender to nod home.
The result leaves Brighton just three points clear of third-bottom Fulham.