Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho has equaled his best goal scoring tally in a single league season after he scored his eighth Premier League goal in Leicester City’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.
With the Hammers leading 3-0 at the Olympic Stadium thanks to a brace from Jesse Lingard and a third from Jarrod Bowen, the striker produced two goals as he tried to help the Foxes avoid defeat.
Picking up the ball from Ricardo Pereira on the edge of the hosts’ box in the 70th minute, the striker smashed home from 25 yards out. The left-footed effort flashed past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski who couldn’t keep it out.
He completed his brace in the 90th minute. Substitute Marc Albrighton delivered a cross from the right that eventually fell for the Nigeria international who rifled past Fabianski from eight yards out.
Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho has scored 14 goals in all competitions this season, equaling his best tally in a single campaign; the Nigerian scored 14 for Man City in 2015-16.
With that, Iheanacho now boasts 14 goals for Brendan Rodgers’ men in all competitions this season, equaling his best tally in a single campaign.
The last time he scored that much in a season was during his spell for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the 2015-16 campaign.
The 24-year-old’s brace against David Moyes’ side also saw him become Leicester’s joint-highest goal scorer with veteran Jamie Vardy.
Also, the former Citizen has now scored seven goals in his last five Premier League games for the King Power Stadium outfit, as many as he managed in his previous 57 games in the competition combined.