Nigerian’s Kelechi Iheanacho stole the day in the King Power Stadium yesterday in their match against fellow countryman side Everton. Kelechi Iheanacho has not been featured since the start of the EPL 2019/20 season. Even in the national team, he has not been called up due to lack of playing time in his club side.
Iheanacho came in as a substitute in the 62nd minute of the game when his team was already down with one goal. The Nigerian was able to put in his best as he provided the assist for the equalizer just 6 minutes after he was introduced. The 23-year-old put English Premier League-leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy on with a pass from the right flank of the pitch.
Man of the Match “Kelechi Iheanacho”
The second goal came from Kelechi Iheanacho himself though in the 90th minute of the game, the goal was verified from VAR. Leicester City has now sealed their second-place position in the English Premier League table with three points above Manchester City. Brenda Rodgers’ troops are now 8 points behind league leaders Liverpool. Kelechi Iheanacho won the man of the match with less than 30 minutes of play, so, does he deserves more playing time now?
Brandan Rodgers commenting on the team he said “I thought we deserved it. It was difficult in the first half, they sat in but we tried to stay positive and play our offensive game. To come from behind as well demonstrates the quality and mindset of this team to keep going. “In any good team you have to have that. The best teams have the spirit. This is a team that is so strong together.
Brandan Rodgers on Kelechi Iheanacho
Speaking on substitute Kelechi Iheanacho, he said: “It was just to give him the confidence to get him to do what we wanted him to. We had a shape we wanted to go to; it was giving him the confidence and reinforcing his role. The rest was him. I’m absolutely delighted for him.”
Kelechi Iheanacho is a wonderful player, his training section is massive and he has really improved game. His attitude towards the game has improved and am happy he has found his feet in the game. Bredan Rodgers also commented on the momentum of the teams work. I’m just so happy to see the players have the patience and the belief that they can consistently get results. We found a way with quality and determination. It’s a very good win, now we have a big game again here on Wednesday.”
Marco Silva on His Team’s Performance
My players did well and no-one can say anything wrong with my players playing attitude. They showed resilience to the game.” “Nothing to say about the attitude and commitment. We were playing against a confident team. The home team knew we were good, we were just unlucky in the beginning of the second half it was good for us. We created some good moments to kill the game.
“But they have a top striker who in one moment can kill us. He also commented on the VAR goal and ended by saying is really tough for us and our fans. It was a decision, and maybe in some seconds before we should have made better decisions. About his managerial appointment noting has been said yet whether or not he will be sacked.
The English Premier League has had series of sacking of coaches in the last one month. It started with Muaricio Pochettino, and then Unai Emery and just the day-before-yesterday Sanchez Flores was sacked as Watford manager. Marco Silva, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pellegrini are all in line for the sack as well.