Iheanacho maintains scoring run as Leicester trounce Tottenham
Seniorman records goal and assist to hand Foxes second straight win
Kelechi Iheanacho continued with his good run of form for Leicester City as he helped the side record a convincing 4-1 win at home to Tottenham Hotspur. The Foxes came from behind to claim all three points for the second successive league game.
Having starred as Leicester City came from behind to defeat Aston Villa at Villa Park last week, Iheanacho was handed a second successive start in the league. Tottenham had picked up an impressive win last time out against Manchester City.
Tottenham made a quick start to the game, with midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur reacting quickest to stab home a misdirected clearance from Victor Kristiansen following a corner in the 14th minute.
The Foxes found their equaliser in stunning fashion as Nampalys Mendy hammered an effort into the top corner from the edge of the box in the 23rd minute.
Two minutes later, Leicester City turned the game on its head as James Maddison and Iheanacho combined impressively, with the former showing great composure and presence of mind to fire home from inside the box after receiving a pass from the Nigerian forward.
With half-time approaching, Iheanacho gave his side some breathing space in added time. He latched onto a long ball before showing quick feet and curling an effort into the bottom corner using Tottenham defender Eric Dier as a shield. The striker has now scored three goals in his last three games for the Foxes.
Leicester continued to pile the pressure and thought they found a third goal when Iheanacho set up Harvey Barnes to score, but the English winger saw his effort ruled out for offside.
The home side put the game to bed in the 81st minute as Barnes finally added his name to the scoresheet after receiving a pass from Maddison. The winger curled an effort into the bottom corner.
Leicester City claimed a win that lifts them up to 13th in the league standings, while Tottenham remain in fifth place.