- Kelechi Iheanacho once against proved his worth to Leicester City in their cup game against Aton Villa
- The 23-year-old fired home a second-half equaliser to help the Foxes avoid defeat in the first leg of their EFL Cup semifinal clash
- Both teams will reconvene later this month for the replay of their stalemate encounter at Villa Park
Nigerian football star Kelechi Iheanacho showed once again why he deserves first-team spot at Leicester after coming on in the second half to score a crucial goal for his side.
The 23-year-old scored the only goal that helped the Foxes avoid outright defeat in the first leg of their EFL Cup semifinal clash against Aston Villa at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night.
Barely five minutes after replacing Ayoze Perez, the former Manchester City fired home a calmly but well placed shot from close range to level parity for the home team.
The Super Eagles connected with Jamie Vardy's superb pass after Hamza Choudhury intercepted a pass from Villa player in the away team's half.
Iheanacho has now scored his sixth goal of the season across competitions for Brendan Rodgers' side but will hope to get more playing time in a bid to add to the tally before the season wraps up.
Meanwhile, the two teams will face off for the second time later this month at Villa Park for the replay of their stalemate.
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The winner of this semifinal clash will battle either of Manchester City or Manchester United in the final of the championship.
It is, however, worthy to note that Pep Guardiola's men are the defending champions having emerged winners of the 2018-19 edition.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho scored a goal and won another penalty in Leicester City's 2-1 win over West Ham United.
The forward's goal was canceled out by Pablo Fornals before Damari Gray scored the winner in the second half.
The Foxes were awarded an early penalty as the Lukas Fabianski fouled Iheanacho in the box but Gray squandered the opportunity as the Polish goalkeeper made a fine save.
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