Iheanacho shines as Foxes end Devils 29-game away unbeaten run


Leicester vs Man Utd

Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho

KELECHI Iheanacho continued his impressive form on Saturday as he played a vital role in the Foxes dramatic 4-2 win over Manchester United in their Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.

Manager Brendan Rodgers handed the Nigeria international his second start of the league after scoring in his first league start two weeks ago.

The former Manchester City forward repaid the manager’s faith in him as he beautifully set up Youri Tielemans in the 31st minute for Leicester’s equaliser after Mason Greenwood had put Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side ahead in the 19th minute.

The 25-year-old gave United captain, Harry Maguire, a nightmare afternoon as he robbed the ball off the defender before a nice cut back to set up Tielemans for a sweeping finish.

The Foxes No.14 was denied a goal of his own after Spanish goalkeeper, David De Gea, saved a fine shot from the striker.

Leicester increased the pressure on Solskjaer as they ran out fully deserved winners in a thriller at King Power Stadium.

Manchester United at one stage threatened to steal a point from a dreadful performance but the Foxes rallied to secure their best win of an indifferent start to the season.

The defeat ends United’s English league record 29-game unbeaten run away from home.

Leicester City were vastly superior after the break and went ahead when Caglar Soyuncu sparked a flurry of late goals when he pounced in a goalmouth scramble with 12 minutes to go.

Marcus Rashford, back as a substitute after three months out following shoulder surgery, looked to have got United out of the hole when he ran on to Victor Lindelof’s long ball to apply an emphatic finish four minutes later.

It was a sign of just how bad United were that they were behind again straight from the restart when Ayoze Perez pulled the ball back for Jamie Vardy to flash a finish high past David de Gea.

There was to be no comeback this time and Patson Daka bundled in at the far post for the fourth in stoppage time.

With the assist on Saturday, Iheanacho has been directly involved in 23 goals in his last 26 games for Leicester in all competition, scoring 17 goals and creating six assists.


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