EiE: Iheanacho continues impressive form at Leicester

EiE: Iheanacho continues impressive form at Leicester

Kelechi Iheanacho is finally enjoying his football at Leicester City following another impressive outing for the club on Saturday.

EiE monitored another match-winning display from the former Manchester City man and reviews his performance and that of other Super Eagles players from the weekend.

Leicester were made to dig deep by Brentford for a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup as Premier League matches were suspended for some cup actions.

The Foxes defeated their hosts 0-1 with Super Eagles very own Iheanacho scorer of the lone goal.

That goal means Iheanacho has now been involved in more goals (10) this season for Leicester than he managed last season (5).

He has scored seven goals and assisted a further three in just 12 games for the Foxes in the current campaign.

Iheanacho was however replaced on 68 minutes, while his compatriot at the club, Wilfred Ndidi, who just returned from injury, was rightly rested by his boss, Brendan Rodgers.

Semi Ajayi left the London Stadium with a bitter-sweet taste in his mouth as West Bromwich Albion sent West Ham United packing from the FA Cup.

The Baggies defeated the Hammers 0-1, with Ajayi sent off for two yellow card offences.

It was a quiet weekend for Super Eagles players in France, Victor Osimhen was expertly kept at bay as Lille suffered a 0-2 defeat to an Neymar-inspired PSG, while the duo of Josh Maja and Samuel Kalu defeated Moses Simon’s Nantes 0-1 away.

But of the trio, only Simon featured from start to finish, Maja was an unused substitute while Kalu was not listed.

Serie A based duo of William Troost-Ekong and Ola Aina lost their respective matches at the weakened.

Troost-Ekong’s Udinese lost 2-0 at Parma, while it was a very black Saturday for Aina and Torino as Atalanta thrashed them 0-7 at home.

An impressive display from Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem helped Leganes secure an unlikely point at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Omeruo and Awaziem put up a defensive masterclass to help their club to a clean sheet against a star-studded Atletico Madrid after a goalless draw.

It came at a cost, however, as Awaziem received his fourth yellow card of the campaign.

Villarreal picked up a 1-2 victory over Alaves with Samuel Chukwueze impressive for the Yellow Submarines again.

Despite having the fewest touches of any player on the pitch, when he did touch the ball, Chukwueze was a thorn in the flesh of Alaves defenders.

He was the most fouled player in the match but completed just two of five attempted dribbles.

Paul Onuachu fired blanks for Genk despite playing for 90 minutes in their 4-1 loss at Gent, while Dennis Bonaventure missed Club Brugge’s 2-2 draw.

Jamilu Collins and Paderborn secured a 0-2 win at Freiburg with the left-back sent off for two bookable fouls.

Joe Aribo picked up his eighth assist of the season but ended on the losing side as Rangers lost 2-1 at Hearts in the Scottish league.

 

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