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Kelechi Iheanacho net first, fastest Premier League goal for Leicester City against Brighton

by: Evolve


Kelechi Iheanacho appears to be in fine form once more as the Super Eagles star scored his first Premier League goal of the 2022/23 campaign for Leicester City against Brighton.Kelechi Iheanacho net first, fastest Premier League goal for Leicester City against Brighton

In just 51 seconds, the Nigerian forward gave Leicester City the lead over Brighton by scoring the league’s quickest goal thus far this season.

Kelechi Iheanacho got Leicester City off to a fast start at the AMEX Stadium on Sunday afternoon but wasn’t enough to save them from 5-2 away crushing defeat to the Graham Potter team.

In the opening minute of Leicester City’s English Premier League encounter against Brighton, the Nigerian international gave the visitors the lead.

Iheanacho gave the Brendan Rodgers team the lead shortly after the game’s exciting first half began.

However, Brighton tied the game in just nine minutes after March caused Thomas to put the ball in his own net.

Five minutes later, Caicedo scored past Ward to give the home side the lead after Maddison lost possession of the ball and Brighton made a move.

Just as it looked like Brighton might go ahead at halftime, a long pass over the top startled the home team’s defense, allowing Daka to come up and tie it up at 2-2.

Astonishingly, Brighton recovered and seized control of the game, controlling the whole second half and scoring three more goals to secure the victory.

When Mac Allister hit the back of the net superbly, the home team thought they had restored the lead right immediately, but VAR overturned it for offside.

Trossard finally gave them their third goal just after the hour mark. Later, Mac Allister added a fourth goal with a successful free kick in the closing seconds and a subsequent penalty kick.

In the Premier League this season, Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score in the first half against Brighton.

Brighton is now ranked fourth in the rankings and is still perfect at home this season. Next up for the Seagulls is Bournemouth. The next game for last-place Leicester will be against Aston Villa.




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