Kelechi Iheanacho’s brace for Leicester City was not enough as Jesse Lingard fired West Ham into fourth place in the Premier League with an inspired 3-2 win against the Foxes on Sunday.
Lingard struck twice in the first half at the London Stadium to maintain his remarkable form since arriving on loan from Manchester United in the January transfer window.
The 28-year-old’s career had stagnated at United, where he rarely featured under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Iheanacho scores twice, but Leicester lose to West Ham
Lingard volleyed home from the edge of the area in the 29th minute, and he doubled the lead with a tap-in from Bowen’s pass in the 44th minute.
Iheanacho got one back for third-placed Leicester with a long-range drive in the 70th minute.
The Nigerian struck again from close-range in stoppage-time, but having looked certain to earn a top-four place, Leicester is now only one point above West Ham.