Super Eagles Star, Kelechi Iheanacho Voted "Man of the Match" After Scoring, Providing Assist in 3-1 Win

Leicester City’s players may have been sorry to see Craig Shakespeare sacked last week but there was no trace of self pity on Tuesday night as they came from behind to earn a place in the Carabao Cup Fourth Round 3-1 home win against Championship club, Leeds United.

Leeds United took the lead thanks to a lovely goal by Pablo Hernández but that proved to be the catalyst for a commanding fightback by the host side, who responded with fine goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez.

The result, following on from the victory at Swansea City on Saturday, brought Michael Appleton’s tally to two wins from his two matches in temporary charge but the caretaker manager is likely to step down soon as Leicester prepare to make a full-time appointment.

Meanwhile Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has been nominated for Leicester City‘s Man of the Match award in their 3-1 Carabao Cup Fourth Round home win against the Championship club on Tuesday night, just as the forward expresses his personal satisfaction for his input in the game.

Iheanacho tweeted on Twitter handle: “Very pleased with the team’s victory tonight. And happy to have scored a goal and an assist. On to the next one #GodisTheGreatest.”

Leicester announced a four-man shortlist for the Man of the Match award on their verified Twitter handle, and fans of Leicester City have voted for their best player in the win against Leeds which Kelechi have the highest vote (You can still vote for him below).

Aside from Iheanacho, the three other players who made the cut are Vicente Iborra, Daniel Amartey and Demarai Gray.

Iheanacho inclusion in the Man of the Match shortlist did not come as a surprise following his impressive performance for Leicester in the win. He scored his first ever goal for Leicester when he drew his side level on 30 minutes following Pablo Hernandez’s opener on 36 minutes for Leeds.

He also provided the assist for Leicester’s second goal scored by Algeria’s Islam Slimani in the 70th minute. Riyad Mahrez who came on, wrapped the game up with Leicester’s third goal on 88 minutes.

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