EiE: Iheanacho back amongst the goals with Leicester

EiE: Iheanacho back amongst the goals with Leicester

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho is a happy man, after finding his scoring boots as he got off the mark in the English Premier League.

Eagles in Europe, EiE reviews his performance and those of other Super Eagles players in Europe at the weekend.

Wilfred Ndidi & Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City
The Foxes returned to winning ways with the duo of Ndidi and Iheanacho playing a huge part in their come from behind win against Huddersfield.

With the visitors already 1-0 up inside the first five minutes, Iheanacho kick started the comeback with Leicester’s equaliser, a brilliant left footed low drive finishing off a wonderful counter attack in the first half.

James Maddison put them ahead in the second half, before Iheanacho glossed his display with his second assist of the season, setting up Jamie Vardy for the winner.

Iheanacho was replaced in the 77th minute, while Ndidi, who picked up a yellow card, lasted the duration of the game.

Oghenekaro Etebo, Stoke City
Etebo continues to be one of few bright spots for Stoke City in the English second division and this was the case in their 3-2 loss at home to Blackburn on Saturday.

He started and completed the game, his ninth of the campaign.

Leon Balogun, Brighton & Hove Albion
Balogun continued his role as a spectator on the bench in Brighton’s 2-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

Alex Iwobi, Arsenal
Iwobi played for just 20minutes after coming on for fellow African, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Arsenal’s 2-0 home win over Everton.

Jamilu Collins, Paderborn

It was a game to forget for Super Eagles new boy, Jamilu as his German second division side played out an eight-goal thriller as they were held at home to a 4-4 draw by Magdeburg.

Samuel Kalu, Bordeaux

Kalu started for Bordeaux was caged for the 76minutes he spent on the pitch, as the former Ligue 1 winners saw off the challenge from their hosts, Guingamp, courtesy of a 3-1 victory.

Ola Aina, Torino

Aina:s Torino suffered a 3-1 loss at home to SSC Napoli, with the on loan fullback playing for 77minutes. Aina put up an average performance in his fourth match since joining the club from Chelsea.

William Troost-Ekong, Udinese & Joel Obi, Chievo Verona
It was a battle between Nigeria’s duo of center back, Troost-Ekong and midfielder, Obi at the Stadio Bentegodi.

While Troost-Ekong started and finished the game, Obi lasted 79minutes in a successful outing for the Oyinbo Wall member and his club side, Udinese.

Simy Nwankwo, Crotone

Simeon Nwankwo played his fourth game of the season, but was caged as Crotone lost 2-1 at home to Hellas Verona in the Italian Serie B.

Kenneth Omeruo, Leganes

No relief seems to be coming Omeruo’s way, after so much time on the bench, he was not even listed in their 1-0 defeat at Eibar.

Francis Uzoho, Elche
Uzoho was a spectator in Elche’s 1-1 draw against Real Oviedo.

Ogenyi Onazi, Trabzonspor

Super Eagles vice captain, Onazi played for 83 minutes alongside compatriot, Anthony Nwakaeme, who lasted 74minutes, in their 2-1 loss to Goztepe at home.

Henry Onyekuru, Galatasaray
Onyekuru fired blanks as Galatasaray suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Akhisarspor.

It was Onyekuru’s fifth game of the season, with two goals to his name.

Bryan Idowu, Lokomotiv Moscow

Idowu played from start to finish, picking up a yellow card in Lokomotiv’s 3-5 defeat at Zenit st. Petersburg.

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