Kelechi Iheanacho scores brace, provides assist as Leicester thrash Braga 4-0 in UEL

Kelechi Iheanacho scores brace, provides assist as Leicester thrash Braga 4-0 in UEL

- Kelechi Iheancho scored his third Europa Leeague goal following Leicester City's 4-0 win over Braga

- The Super Eagles netted a brace in the game and provided another assist for Denis Praet before he was subbed off

- Leicester City are top of Group G and will face Wolves in the Premier League before the international break

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Kelechi Iheanacho posted a man-of-the-match performance again as Leicester City defeated FC Braga in a Europa League fixture.

The Nigerian international drew first blood for the Foxes as he somehow found his way through the Braga defence and tucked home his shot to make it 1-0 after 21 minutes.

The 23-year-old was on song againtwo minutes after the restart as he shot took a deflection into the back of the net to make it 2-0.

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Kelechi Iheanacho scores brace, provides assist as Leicester thrash Braga 4-0 in UEL

Kelechi Iheanacho scores brace, provides assist as Leicester thrash Braga 4-0 in UEL. Photo by Plumb Images
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Goalscorer then provider as Iheanacho's low cross found Denis Praet at the near post for an easy tap-in to make it 3-0 in the 67th minute.

The Super Eagles striker was booked a few minutes later before he was substituted for Spanish forward Ayoze Perez.

Leicetser were not done yet as Perez found James Maddison in the box who completed the onslaught with a cool finish to make it 4-0.

Iheanacho was instrumental in the Foxes first game against Zorya as he had a hand in all three goals scored by the English club at the King Power Stadium.

Brendan Rodgers side have won all three matches in Group G and need just a point to qualify into the round of 32 in the reverse fixture against the Portuguese side.

The 2016 Premier League winners will welcome Wolves at the King Power Stadium in their league fixture at the weekend.

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Rodgers men are currently second on the table after beating Leeds United by 4-1 in their last league match at Elland Road.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigerian midfielder John Ogu has revealed that he joined the EndSARS protest because he was once stopped by the scrapped police unit and was only saved because of his name.

The 32-year-old has not featured for the Super Eagles since they won the AFCON 2019 bronze medal in Egypt after beating Tunisia in the third place match.

He told Legit.ng that the only thing that saved him that day was his name, else, it would have been a different story.

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