Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho got an assist and scored an absolute blinder of a goal in his side’s 2-1 comeback win over Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium on Monday night.
Crystal Palace went in front through Ivorian winger Wilfred Zaha in the first half before Iheanacho brought up his man of the match performance yet again for Leicester. First, he set up Belgian wing back, Timothy Castagne to equalise for the Foxes after 50 minutes before bringing the roof down with a goal of his own 30 minutes later. Johnny Evans spotted Iheanacho’s run behind the Crystal Palace defence and played a delightful ball over the top for Iheanacho to run onto. The Nigerian striker controlled the ball calmly before turning away from two Palace defenders in one motion and hitting the ball with such pace and venom that the keeper could only stand and look helplessly as the ball flew past him into the roof of the net to make it 2-1 to Leicester City.
Iheanacho has now scored 17 times for Leicester City in all competitions this season, with 10 of those coming in the English Premier League. He has scored 12 goals in his last 9 matches and 14 in his last 14 for Leicester as his goals continue to propel the Foxes to next season’s Champions League.