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The 23-year-old Nigerian came up big for the Foxes and turned around a goal deficit after coming on as a second-half substitute

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers praised Kelechi Iheanacho for his man-of-the-match display in their 2-1 comeback win over Everton on Sunday.

The Nigeria international scored a delightful finish at the dead to help the hosts secure maximum points at the King Power Stadium after assisting Jamie Vardy for their equaliser in the 68th minute. Leicester City still sit 2nd and above Pep Guadiola’s Manchester City,

The goal increased the 23-year-old’s tally to three goals in three matches this season.

At the end of the game, Rodgers expressed satisfaction with Iheanacho’s contribution in his first Premier League appearance this season, saying it is a reward of his hard work behind the scenes.

Speaking to the club website, Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers said”I was so pleased for him because there’s him and a number of other guys that don’t feature so much and sometimes [they’re] not even on the bench,”

“But that’s a result of how hard he works and he stays focused. He’s very much there for the team and I think he showed his quality today.

“His set-up play was very good when he came into the game, he was aggressive, he was strong, and he had an assist and then he scored a wonderful goal, so it was a brilliant performance by him.

“[We] introduced another striker and once we did that, the whole momentum of the game went with ourselves, so the players certainly deserved it.

By Accelerate Sports

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