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Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first league goal of the season to help title-chasers Leicester City return to winning ways in the league following their 2-0 win away at struggling Fulham, AOIFootball.com reports.

 

In a game involving no fewer than four Nigerians, Iheanacho was handed a surprise start by head coach Brenden Rogers for the trip to London, whilst the trio of Ola Aina, Tosin Adarabioyo, and Ademola Lookman all started for the hosts.

 

Without a win in their last two games following an injury to key players, Ndidi and Vardy, the visitors were out to prove their title aspirations whilst struggling Fulham were also hoping to pick their first win having failed to win since the reversed fixture in November last year.

 

It however took the visitors just 17 minutes to find the breakthrough when the hardworking Iheanacho positioned well in the box to head home a superb James Maddison cross to give Leicester a 1-0 lead.

 

The Eagles forward was at it again just before halftime when he set the ball rolling for Maddison who then found James Justing with the defender beating the goalkeeper before firing into an empty net for 2-0 at the break.

 

Both teams however failed to score in the second period as Leicester ran out victorious in the clash to stay just 5 points behind league leaders Manchester City who have played one game less.

 

Elsewhere at the Elland Road in Leeds, it was a sweet return to winning ways for Alex Iwobi and his Everton side as they brushed aside high scoring Leeds United to record their first win in 3 games.

 

Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring for the Toffees on 9 minutes before striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin ensured the visitors went into the break with a comfortable 0-2 half time lead.

 

Brazilian midfielder Rafinha then pulled one back for Leeds shortly after the restart but it was Everton who held tight as they clinched all three points to move just within four points off 4th place Liverpool having played two games less.

 

Having seen 87 minutes of action, Iwobi finished with a rating of 6.7, completing 82% of his passes, making one key pass, winning 4 duels, completing 50% of his take ons whilst also been fouled 3 times.

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