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Iheanacho scores 12th goal for Leicester all season


Leicester City’s Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans jumps on the back of goalscorer Leicester City’s Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on July 4, 2020. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / POOL / AFP)

Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, yesterday opened the scoring in the 49th minute for his club, Leicester City to defeat Crystal Palace in the home game fixture of the English Premier League, at the King Power Stadium.

The strike, a side-footing from Youri Tielemens’ cross was what Iheanacho needed to record his second Premier League goal for his club. His tally for the season is 12 goals in all competitions – the Capital One, FA Cup, and friendly games.

Also, a brace in the 77th and 90th minutes by Jamie Vardy ensured that the Foxes returned to winning way for the first time at the start of the league after the 3-0 demolition of Palace.


Meanwhile, Vardy yesterday scored his 100th and 101st Premier League goals to ignite his club’s hopes of achieving a top-four Premier League finish with the victory.

Vardy, who had failed to find the net in three League fixtures, however, led the Foxes’ attack to reap apart the helpless visitor in yesterday’s game.

The former English International’s goals make him the 29th player to reach a century of goals in the Premier League and the 16th player to record that for a single club.

Vardy has now scored 20 goals this season, making him the highest goal scorer in England’s top-flight football league.


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