Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho continued his mesmerizing form in front of goal on Sunday afternoon as he scored twice for Leicester City in their disappointing 3-2 loss away at West Ham United, AOIFootball.com reports.
Having fired blanks against former club Manchester City in his last outing, the Eagles forward lead the line for the Foxes for only the 10th time this season as he hoped to increase his league tally of 6 goals.
The hosts however raced into a two-goal lead as the on-loan Manchester United man Lingard struck twice before half-time with a brilliantly cushioned volley on 29 minutes, followed by a tap-in the 44th to make it 2-0 at the break.
The Hammers then continued from where they stopped in the first period when Jarrod Bowen swept home a third three minutes into the second half with the Foxes champions league hopes now on the balance.
Down but not out, the ever lively Iheanacho started a likely comeback when he struck a powerful shot from his left foot on 70 minutes after Masuaku had lost the ball in a very dangerous area to make it 3-1.
The Nigerian was on hand again in stoppage time as he completed his brace, finishing off from a tight angle but it was too late for a comeback as the Foxes succumbed to a 3-2 loss.
The goal takes Iheanacho’s tally to an amazing 9 goals in his last 6 outings in all competitions whilst also taking his tally for the entire campaign to 14 goals, one shy of his best tally in the 2015/2016 season with Manchester City.