Carabao Cup: Iheanacho ends Leicester City goals drought


Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho ends Leicester City goals drought as he scored his first goal and provide an assist in the 3-1 win over Leeds United in the fourth round of Carabao Cup at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
Pablo Hernandez put the Championship side ahead before a quick response from the Foxes Ihenacho level back before the break and second half two goals from Algerian pair of Islam Slimani and second-half substitute Riyad Mahrez to complete the victory for Micheal Appleton second game in charge for Premier League outfit.
First Half

Energetic start from Leicester City at King Power Stadium in the opening five mins with Gray and Chilwell looking dangerous on the left.

Plenty of possession but the first chance falls to Leeds United star Jay-Roy Grot with the great shot was save by the Foxes keeper Ben Hamer.

Pablo Hernandez put Leeds ahead on 26 minutes as he shot from 20 yards hit the crossbar to inside the net to make 1-0 for the away team.

Superb response from Leicester as Super Eagles forward Iheanacho takes a touch before bending his shot into the bottom corner of the net to make 1-1 after half hour mark.

Islam Slimani to put in a charging Demarai Gray, who shifts to his right and shoots just inches wide.

Second Half

One goal each so far with Iheanacho, Gray, Albrighton, and Slimani all looking dangerous on the break.

Iheanacho's run brings Leeds goalkeeper Weidweld off his line, and he appears to handle outside the box but was not given by center referee five minutes into the second half of the encounter.

60th minutes Marc Albrighton provide a lovely cross to Algerian international Slimani, who could not convert the big chance with his head from six yards from the goal post.

Nigeria international Iheanacho who provide lovely assist to Sliman, before he dribbles his marker and slot ball into the net as the Foxes went upfront for the first time in this matches 2-1 on the 70th minutes off played.

England international Jamie Vardy replaces Iheanacho, who receives a huge round of applause after scoring one and setting up another against Leeds.

Former African Footballer of Year Marezh who from the right and skips past two defenders before curling into the bottom corner to make 3-1 for the Foxes in the 88th minutes.

After two minutes added in an injury-time, no goal the center referee end the game, next for  Leicester City is week eleven of the Premier League against at home to Everton next Sunday.

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