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26th February 2021

Kelechi Iheanacho Shines As Leicester Beat Fulham 0-2

Kelechi Iheanacho Scores As Leicester Beat Fulham 0-2
Kelechi Iheanacho Scores As Leicester Beat Fulham 0-2

Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Kelechi Iheanacho was one of the goal scorers for Leicester City, as they beat Fulham 0-2 on Wednesday night.

The win at the Craven Cottage for Leicester City, strengthened their position in the Premier League’s top four.

James Maddison played a key role in both the visitors’ goals, delivering a delightful in-swinging cross for Kelechi Iheanacho to head home before teeing up James Justin to double the Foxes’ lead on the stroke of half-time.

Brendan Rodgers’ side had three goals disallowed – Caglar Soyuncu’s first-half header was ruled out for a push on Tosin Adarabioyo before Kelechi Iheanacho and Ricardo Pereira were denied by the linesman’s flag in the second half.

Fulham had chances too, notably when Adarabioyo’s header was palmed over the crossbar by Kasper Schmeichel moments before the visitors’ second goal.

That header, however, was the Cottagers’ only effort on target in the entire 90 minutes.

The result lifts Leicester two points behind second-placed Manchester United, while Fulham remain seven points adrift of safety in 18th.

Leicester had earned just one point from their past four league fixtures without Vardy, while winning only six of their 22 league matches without Ndidi since the Nigerian’s debut in January 2017.

However, two superb assists from Maddison steered the Foxes to victory in west London.

The 24-year-old’s teasing delivery from the right gave Kelechi Iheanacho the simple task of directing a close-range header past Areola, while he showed great composure to tee up Justin for the visitors’ crucial second goal.

Fulham welcomes West Ham to Craven Cottage in their next league match on Saturday, 6 February, while Leicester travels to Wolverhampton Wanderers the next day.

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