Kelechi Iheanacho was on target for Leicester on the premier league game against Alex Iwobi’s Everton at the Goodison Park on Wednesday.
It was Iheanacho’s first goal for the club since after the restart of the league last month, however, his compatriot Wilfred Ndidi endured another tough night as his handball proved to be costly for the Foxes.
The game ended 2 – 1 in the favor of Everton who also paraded Nigeria’s most expensive player Alex Iwobi on the night.
Richarlison gave Everton early lead in the ten minutes, and six minutes later, they got the second from the penalty spot after VAR adjudged Ndidi to have handled the ball in the area.
This time, Gyfil Sigurdsson stepped up and converted the penalty as the Toffees continued their revival under the Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Leicester’s boss then turned to Iheanacho from the bench, and Nigerian went on to score early in the second half to give the Foxes a chance.
It was a fortunate goal for Iheanacho after Mason Holgate’s attempted clearance flew into the net off his face.
The game was Iheanacho’s 14th Premier League appearance, he has now scored three goals and nine in total.
The Nigerian striker could have equalized for the Foxes shortly after, but his effort flew over the bar when he tried to flick the ball over Keane’s head.
Carlo Ancelotti sent Yerry Mina in to replace Iwobi in the 70th minute as Everton fought desperately to keep a spirited Leicester out of sight.
However, Leicester City could not find a late equalizer despite their best efforts with this latest defeat leaving the Foxes just one point above fourth-placed Chelsea and three points above Manchester United in fifth.
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