Super Eagles star scores another brilliant goal in 4 days as club move to 2nd on Premier League table

Super Eagles star scores another brilliant goal in 4 days as club move to 2nd on Premier League table

- Leicester City returned the winning ways following their 2-1 win over Brighton

- African duo Kelechi Iheaenacho and Daniel Amartey scored for the Foxes

- Brendan Rodgers' men moved to second on the Premier League following the win

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Kelechi Iheanacho was on target for Leicester City as they moved to second on the Premier League table following a 2-1 win at Brighton.

The Nigerian international scored his second goal within the space of four days after helping the Foxes get back into the game while trailing in the first half.

The Seagulls took the lead in the tenth minute through former Liverpool striker Adam Lallana courtesy of an assisted pass from Neal Maupay.

Super Eagles star scores another brilliant goal in 4 days as club move to 2nd on Premier League table
Kelechi Iheanacho scored another brilliant goal as Leicester City moves to 2nd on the Premier League table. Photo by Neil Hall
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Lallana should have doubled the advantage later in the game after his glancing header completely beat Kasper Schmeichel but not the post.

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The Foxes returned from the break the stronger the side played with a lot of intensity as they pushed for an equalizer.

They were finally rewarded two minutes before the hour mark as a lovely through pass from Youri Tielemens found Iheanacho and the Nigerian brilliantly chipped the goalkeeper who thought he had him covered for the equalizer.

Schmeichel had to make another fantastic save from Lallana to keep his side in the game at the American Express Stadium.

And three minutes to the end of the game, a costly mistake from Brighton cost them the game. Goalkeeper Robert Sanchez's poor punch landed kindly for Daniel Amartey to score into an empty net to make it 2-1.

Leicester moved above Man United to second place on the league standings following the win as they stay in contention to finish the season strongly.

It was Iheanacho's only third goal in the Premier League in as any games and his seventh in all competitions.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho flaunts his swimming skills during one of Leicester City training sessions this week.

The 24-year-old who scored a stunning goal for the Foxes in their Premier League 1-1 draw against Burnley showed off his semi-professional skills in the pool.

While putting his freestyle strokes into a display, his teammate Daniel Amartey was watching and the Super Eagles attacker took time out to teach the onlooker techniques of the game.

Akan Anwankwo is a sports editor with Legit.ng and has 7 years of field and office experience. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in English and Literature Studies. Akan intends to educate, inform and make readers passionate about sports. Learn more about him on his Twitter handle: @ anwankwo_akan

Source: Legit Nigeria

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