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Iheanacho grab assist to help Leicester City beat Leeds United

by: Evolve


Leicester City beat Leeds United 1-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon with Kelechi Iheanacho adding an assist to his name to help the Foxes win back-to-back Premier League games.

The Super Eagles attacker set up Harvey Barnes for the game-winning goal in the second half, giving Brendan Rodgers’ side all three points.

The visitors dominated the first half and should have gained ground, but Schmeichel was brilliant in goal for the Foxes, making multiple stops to preserve the game 0-0, along with a close-range stop to deny Raphinha.

After a fantastic one-two with Iheanacho on the touchline, Leeds were forced to rue their missed chances as Leicester took the lead through Barnes in the 67th minute.

After Iheanacho, who came in to relieve Jamie Vardy in the second half, played a rapid one-two with him, Barnes sprinted into the penalty area and beat Meslier from a close angle.

Leeds had been commanding, so the goal came against the run of play, but the home crowd will be delighted because they have won 1-0.

Leicester is currently ranked 10th in the Premier League and will now turn their attention to the Europa Conference League, where they will face Rennes in the first leg on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Leeds are still in 16th place, but they could fall much deeper if they don’t win their next game.





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