Kelechi Iheanacho scored a sensational brace for Leicester City as they fell to a 3-2 defeat in London against West Ham United in their Premier League match on Sunday, taking his tally to 14 in all competitions this season.
West Ham took an early lead through on-loan Manchester United man Jesse Lingard who scored his 7th goal since his switch to the Hammers. Lingard doubled his and West Ham’s tally in the game shortly after, making it 2-0 to the home side. The second half started in similar fashion as Jarrod Bowen added a third for West Ham United in the 48th minute to put them in cruise control of the tie. In-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho came to life in the final 20 minutes of the game as he scored twice. The first goal came in the 70th minute as he pounced on a loose ball outside the West Ham box and swivelled sharply before arrowing a shot into the top corner from outside the box. His second goal was a poacher’s finish as he finished off Marc Albrighton’s cross into the box after West Ham had made a hash of clearing it in the 91st minute.
West Ham’s win means they move back into the top four, only one point behind Leicester City in third. Jesse Lingard and Iheanacho have scored the most goals in the Premier League since February with 8 goals apiece. The Nigerian “Seniorman Kelz” has now scored 14 goals this season, his most since he first broke out in the 2015/16 season at Manchester City.