Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho is setting his sights on further goal-scoring exploits for Leicester City in the English Premier League (EPL) following his breakthrough in the Foxes’ 4-1 victory over West Brom on Saturday.
Iheanacho, who entered the pitch as a substitute for Shinji Okazaki in the 60th minute, made an immediate impact by providing an assist for Riyad Mahrez, extending Leicester’s lead to 2-1 just three minutes later. The 21-year-old Nigerian then seized the moment to score his first league goal for the club with a well-executed header. This marked his first goal in the EPL in 14 months and the end of a 15-game goal drought for the season.
Expressing his joy after the match, Iheanacho said, “It was a good game, we worked hard, and it was a brilliant performance from the team. I waited so long for this goal, and I’m happy I scored. I look forward to more goals in the next games.”
Iheanacho’s last EPL goal dates back to December 26, 2016, during his tenure with Manchester City against Hull City. With the goal drought now broken, Iheanacho aims to capitalize on the momentum and contribute more significantly to Leicester’s campaign in the upcoming league fixtures.