Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho was on target for the third consecutive game for Leicester City on Thursday night as the Foxes made light work of visitors Westbromich Albion, following a 3-0 win at the King Power Stadium, AOIFootball.com reports.
Fresh from firing his side to their first FA Cup final in 52 years, the former Manchester City striker led the line alongside Jamie Vardy, whilst fellow countryman Wilfred Ndidi was at the heart of the Foxes’ midfield but another Nigerian, Semi Ajayi was only good enough for the bench for the visitors.
Without a goal in his last 11 games, forward Jamie Vardy finally broke his goal drought 23 minutes into the clash when he combined with Timothy Castagne to put the hosts 1-0 up.
Jonny Evans then made it 2-0 three minutes later before Vardy then set up Iheanacho after the half-hour mark, with the Nigerian keeping his calm to unleash a bullet shot past Sam Johnstone and make it 3-0 at the break for Leicester.
West Brom then brought on Ajayi at halftime to help solidify their defense with the change proving to be effective as the Foxes failed to add to their 3 goals lead as they now move 4 points clear of Chelsea in the race for Champions League football.
Iheanacho and Ndidi both featured for the entire match duration, with the striker reaching a milestone with his goal as he becomes the 6th Nigerian to score 30+ goals in the EPL, joining the likes of Yakubu Aiyegbeni (95), Kanu Nwankwo (54), and Evan Ekoku (52).