Kelechi Iheanacho, the Super Eagles star, recently made his mark in Skybet Championship, securing his first league goal of the season and helping Leicester City clinch a dominant victory over Norwich City.
In the midst of an intense battle at Carrow Road on Wednesday night, the 26-year-old showcased his scoring skills. Iheanacho didn’t waste any time and found the back of the net in the first half, breaking the deadlock with a precise penalty kick.
This crucial penalty was awarded after a foul in the 18-yard box, committed by Norwich City’s Christian Fassnacht.
Iheanacho, with composure and precision, coolly slotted the ball into the high center of the goal, leaving Norwich’s Angus Gunn with no chance. The halftime score favored Leicester City 1-0.
Norwich City’s hopes of a comeback easily disappeared when Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Kasey McAteer combined to extend the lead for Leicester.
This sealed the deal, earning the Enzo Maresca’s side three valuable points, even after nine additional minutes beyond the regulation time.
With this season’s first goal against Norwich City, Kelechi Iheanacho has now contributed four goals in just eight appearances across all competitions for Leicester City.
This hard-fought win catapults Iheanacho and his Leicester City side into second place on the league table, boasting 18 points, just one point behind the current leaders, Preston.
Meanwhile, Norwich City remains in fifth place with 13 points.
Leicester City’s next challenge will be hosting Bristol City at the King Power Stadium, while Norwich City looks to rebound from their home defeat when they face Plymouth Argyle on the same day.