Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho put in a man of the match performace as he scored his first competitive goal for Leicester City as they came from behind to clinch a 3-1 home win over Championship side, Leeds United in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
Leeds opened the scoring after 26 minutes when Pablo Hernandez struck a superb 25-yard strike past motionless Leicester goalkeeper, Ben Hamer.
But the Foxes grabbed an equaliser in the 30th minute when Felix Wiedwald rushed off his line to deny Islam Slimani and Kelechi Iheanacho rifled home his first goal for City.
Slimani missed a great chance in the second half before tapping City into the lead after being setup by Ihenacho in the 70th minute and substitute Riyad Mahrez sealed the win in the 88th minute.
The win will come as a boost for Michael Appleton who earned his second win of the week as caretaker manager in charge of the Foxes after last week’s departure of Craig Shakespeare.
After the game, a happy Kelechi Ihenacho told the press that he was delighted to get his first goal and hopes to continue to score more and help Leicester City do better this season.
“It was a good win for us, and I am happy to get my first goal for Leicester and hopefully I get more playing time and score more goals because that was why they brought me here,” Iheanacho enthused.
Appleton was however happy with the attitude of Kelechi despite not playing too many games for the Foxes this season.
“It has been a tough start to the season for him but he showed signs of promise after getting off the mark today.
“Iheanacho took his goal really well as he picked his spot and showed composure to find the bottom corner o the net. He also turned provider for the second goal, laying on for Slimani,” Appleton concluded.