Kelechi Iheanacho makes history
Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player in Premier League history to score a goal on all seven days of the week within a single season.
The striker was on target for Leicester City as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in Tuesday’s league encounter.
With the hosts taking a two-goal lead through Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho, Iheanacho was introduced for James Maddison on the hour mark.
In the 76th minute, he reduced the deficit for Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes.
Receiving a pass from compatriot Wilfred Ndidi, Iheanacho knocked the ball calmly into the bottom right corner of Edouard Mendy’s goal.
As a result of that effort, he wrote his name in the English elite division’s history books.
Furthermore, the 24-year-old now boasts 12 goals in 24 outings so far in the 2020-21 campaign.
Overall, he is Leicester’s highest goalscorer in all competitions this term with 19 goals – four more than veteran Jamie Vardy.
Having lost 1-0 to the King Power Stadium giants in Saturday’s FA Cup final, Thomas Tuchel’s men came into the game hoping to avenge their defeat as well as dent the visitors’ Champions League ambitions.
Eleven minutes before the half-time break, Timo Werner headed Cesar Azpilicueta’s corner kick past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. However, the effort was chalked off as VAR claimed the Germany international accidentally handled the ball as he guided it into the net.—Goal.com
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