- Kelechi Iheanacho's brace couldn't help Leicester City avoid defeat to West Ham
- The Foxes were beaten 3-2 by the Hammers at the London Stadium this weekend
- Iheanacho has now scored six EPL goals in his last five appearances in the English topflight
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Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho was on target twice for Leicester City in their 3-2 Premier League defeat to West Ham United at the London Stadium.
The 24-year-old has now scored six goals in his last five EPL games for the Foxes while his tally in all competitions so far stands at 14 goals and five assists.
Iheanacho grabbed his first goal of the game in the 70th minute through a stunning shot from the edge of the 18-yard box.
The Super Eagles star was initially backing the danger zone until he got the ball, made a turn, and fired home without minding the direction of the ball.
His first goal was assisted by Ricardo Pereira who intercepted the ball from Arthur Masuaku and then sent it to his teammate who then took no chances before converting the chance.
The former Manchester City attacker doubled his tally from close range in the 90+1 minute after another defensive error from the hosts.
Iheanacho smashed the ball into the back of the net from close range in the 90+1 minute after Marc Albrighton's cross from the right flank evaded six West Ham players in the box.
Having seen his teammate running down the flanks with the possibility of crossing the ball, the Nigerian also ran into space and he benefitted from the move - though they still lost the game.
Meanwhile, Leicester maintain their third position on the table with 56 points - one point better than the Hammers after 31 rounds of games.
Jesse Lingard's brace and a goal from Jarrod Bowen gave the hosts a three-goal advantage earlier before Kelechi stepped up his performance and reduce the deficit towards the end of the meeting.
Meanwhile, the forward who recently signed a new deal until the summer of 2024 has now scored 14 goals and five assists across competitions for the King Power Stadium outfit.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho's goal against Burnley at Turf Moor has been crowned goal of the month for March.
The 24-year-old forward fired home an unstoppable volley from close range to help the Foxes claim a 1-1 draw against Burnley in early March according to Complete Sport.
Iheanacho went ahead to score four more goals in three English topflight appear in the month under review and the fans voted one of his goals for the award.