Kelechi Iheanacho scores 1st EPL goal of the season as Foxes beat Fulham 2-0

Kelechi Iheanacho scores 1st EPL goal of the season as Foxes beat Fulham 2-0

- Kelechi Iheanacho scored a brilliant goal for Leicester City in win over Fulham

- The goal was his first this term in the Premier League for the Foxes

- Iheanacho will be hoping to get more active playing time this season with Leicester City

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Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho on Wednesday night, February 3, scored his first Premier League goal of the season for Leicester City in their perfect 2-0 win over Fulham.

This season in the Premier League, Kelechi Iheanacho has not been getting regular games and he has been linked with a move away from Leicester City.

However, he got the chance to play against Fulham due to the injury Jamie Vardy is having and Iheanacho made use of it perfectly.

The former Manchester City star scored his goal for Leicester City in the 17th minute thanks to a superb assist from James Maddison.

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Kelechi Iheanacho almost scored the second goal in the 22nd minute, but his effort was blocked by the goalkeeper.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the second goal for Leicester City in the 41st minute after getting an assist from Ben Godfrey.

Leicester City went on to win the Premier League encounter 2-0 and they are now occupying third position on the table with 42 points after 22 games played so far this term.

Manchester City are still topping the Premier League table with 47 points after 21 games played so far.

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Kelechi Iheanacho in action for Premier League side Leicester City. Photo by Peter Cziborra
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Earlier, had reported how Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho who currently plays for Leicester City in the Premier League has emerged as transfer target for German club RB Leipzig.

According to the report, Leipzig chiefs are looking for another striker who would join them on loan for the rest of the season.

The report added that they see Kelechi Iheanacho as the player who can bring good changes to their team and they are ready to go for the Super Eagles star.

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Divock Origi who is on the books of Liverpool and Kasper Dolberg are the two other strikers that Leipzig are also said to be monitoring in the transfer window.

Since joining Leicester City from Manchester City in 2017, Kelechi Iheanacho has not been having it rosy to get active playing time.

And even this season, the duo of Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez are being favoured for games ahead of the Nigerian footballer star.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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