Iheanacho Bags Assist And Late Winner As Leicester Pip Everton 2-1 At Home

December 1, 2019
3 Views

Kelechi Iheanacho’s late VAR-awarded winner piled more misery on Marco Silva as Leicester reclaimed second spot in the Premier League with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Everton at the King Power Stadium.

Substitute Iheanacho broke Everton hearts in the fifth minute of stoppage-time when he was allowed to stride through and slot his first Premier League goal of the season past Jordan Pickford, despite being flagged for offside initially.

Amid scenes of confusion, referee Graham Scott let play continue before VAR allowed the goal to stand, with the initial on-the-field ruling of offside deemed incorrect, sparking jubilant celebrations from the Leicester players and backroom staff.

kelechi-iheanacho-leicester-city-everton-premier-league-jamie-vardy-wilfred-ndidi-alex-iwobi

Iheanacho replaced Ayoze Perez in the 62nd minute and started asserting himself strongly in the game. And And just six minutes after his introduction, he set up Jamie Vardy to score Leiceater’s equalizer in the 68th minute.

Everton had been within touching distance of a battling away point, with Richarlison’s first-half header cancelled out by Vardy’s 13th goal of the season, but the late VAR drama saw the Foxes claim a sixth successive league win.

Iheanacho’s Nigeria’s teammates, Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi also featured in the match for Leicester City and Everton respectively.

Ndidi played the entire duration of tje match for The Foxes, while Iwobi started for The Toffees but was replaced by Moise Keane in the 79th minute.

Leicester host Watford in the Premier League on Wednesday at 7.30pm before Everton travel to Liverpool for the first Merseyside derby of the season at the later time of 8.15pm.

11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!

You may be interested

Dogo Set To Dump Sunshine Stars Over Interference
Sports
Sports

Dogo Set To Dump Sunshine Stars Over Interference

admin - December 13, 2019

Sunshine Stars head coach Kabiru Dogo may dump the Akure club in the coming days, a source close to the…

Malian Defender Traore Hails Simon Partnership at Nantes
Sports
Sports

Malian Defender Traore Hails Simon Partnership at Nantes

admin - December 13, 2019

Mali defender Charles Traore is happy with with his perfect partnership with Moses Simon at French Ligue 1 club, Nantes,…

Odegbami: A ‘Jose Mourinho’ or a ‘Thunder Balogun’ for the Super Eagles! (Part 3)
Sports
Sports

Odegbami: A ‘Jose Mourinho’ or a ‘Thunder Balogun’ for the Super Eagles! (Part 3)

admin - December 13, 2019

The Super Eagles can win the World Cup in the next 10 years, at the championships of 2026 or 2030.…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.