EiE: Super Eagle Kelechi Iheanacho ends decade on a high

EiE: Super Eagle Kelechi Iheanacho ends decade on a high

The final review for the year and decade features Kelechi Iheanacho ending on a high as he continued his renaissance at the weekend.

With most of the leagues in Europe on break, Eagles in Europe, EiE, recaps a few of them still active during this festive period led by the English Premier League.

Iheanacho ensured Leicester City bounced back from their humiliation the last time at home to Liverpool with a solid performance at the London stadium.

The forward was called upon in the absence of star forward, Jamie Vardy, to lead the lines for the Foxes against their host, West Ham United and the Super Eagle did so successfully.

He opened the scoring in their 1-2 win over the Hammers, finishing calmly a pass from strike partner, Ayoze Perez.

It was a rare 90 minutes appearance for Iheanacho, who has now scored three goals in just four PL games this season. He has also provided two assists.

Meanwhile, his compatriot at the club, Wilfred Ndidi, started on the bench before coming on in the second half to feature for 20 minutes.

Alex Iwobi missed Everton’s 1-2 win Newcastle United with an injury, while Leon Balogun remains surplus to requirements at Brighton and Hove Albion.

In the English lower division, Semi Ajayi and West Bromwich Albion have lost their place at the top of the table following a 0-2 defeat at home to Middlesbrough.

Ajayi played that game from start to finish but could not help the Baggies to earn at least a point to keep their place at the top.

Stoke City are still losing without Oghenekaro Etebo, this time it was a narrow 1-0 loss at Fulham.

For the first time in almost a decade, Rangers defeated Celtic in the Old Firm derby with Nigeria’s very own Joe Aribo part of that win from start to finish.

Celtic saw their lead cut to just two points after a 1-2 defeat to Aribo and Rangers at home on Sunday.

 

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