Kelechi Iheanacho has scored 5 goals against Aston Villa in his career

Kelechi Iheanacho has scored 5 goals against Aston Villa in his career

Kelechi Iheanacho has continued to impress his Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers since he was given the opportunity to feature in games this season.

The Nigerian international has now scored six goals for the Foxes in seven appearances in all competitions.

Iheanacho's latest goal for the King Power outfit was the 75th minute equalizer against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup semi final which earned his team a 1-1 draw going into the second leg.

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The 23-year-old has now increased his tally against the Villans to five during his Premier League career with former club Manchester City and Leicester.

The Super Eagles striker first scored a FA Cup hat-trick while playing under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola in the 2015-16 season.

He has now been involved in seven goals against Aston Villa, scoring five and creating two assists.

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The second leg of the Carabao Cup will be played in three weeks time and the Nigerian forward will be looking to add the numbers against their fellow Premier League side.

Rodger's men will be entertaining Southampton in a Premier League fixture at the weekend, a side which they beat 9-0 in the first half of the season.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Sadio Mane won his first African Footballer of the Year award on Tuesday, January 7, in his third attempt as a nominee.

The Liverpool striker beat his club teammate Mohamed Salah who has been the winner for the past two years.

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