October 23, 2021

Iheanacho’s four goals nominated for Leicester City’s Goal of the Month

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The Super Eagles striker was impressive in front of goal last month and he registered seven goals in four appearances for the Foxes

Kelechi Iheanacho has four goals nominated for Leicester City’s Goal of the Month award for March.

The 24-year-old dominates the 10-goal shortlist as his efforts against Burnley, Brighton & Hove Albion and two strikes against Sheffield United are up for the monthly accolade.

Iheanacho who scored a total of seven goals in March, battles his teammates Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, U23 star Kasey McAteer and Leicester City Women’s Shannon O’Brien, Esmee De Graaf and Sam Tierney for the prize.

It was indeed a remarkable March for the Nigeria international as he is also in contention for two Premier League awards – the Player of the Month and Goal of the Month.

Iheanacho started the month under review with a goal that salvaged a 1-1 draw for Leicester City against Burnley on March 3 and he followed it up with another equaliser as the Foxes completed a 2-1 comeback win over Brighton, three days later.

On March 14, he powered Brendan Rodgers’ men to a 5-0 victory against Sheffield United with his maiden Premier League hat-trick. It did not stop there as the Nigerian attacker scored two goals that helped Leicester City beat Manchester United 3-1 and advanced to the FA Cup semi-final.

Although he could not find the back of the net while on international duty, Iheanacho replicated his club form with fine performances for the Super Eagles against Benin and Lesotho during the last two matches of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The former Manchester City forward provided an assist in Nigeria’s 3-0 thrashing of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday.

Iheanacho will be expected to continue his impressive form when Leicester City resume to Premier League action on Saturday with a home match against Manchester City at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes are currently third in the league table with 56 points after 29 matches – a point adrift of second-placed Manchester United.