Super Eagles forward – Kelechi Iheanacho is back to action as he scored his 5th goal in six appearances this season to help Leicester City secure a 2-1 win over West Ham during their Premier League game at the London Stadium on Saturday.
It was all square at the break between West Ham United and Leicester City at London Stadium.
The Foxes were hoping to be comfortably ahead, but Demarai Gray missed an early chance from the penalty spot after Kelechi Iheanacho was brought down by Lukasz Fabianski.
The Pole atoned for his error to make the save to keep the scores level, but he was helpless to prevent Iheanacho heading home five minutes before the interval.
The Hammers fought back to equalise as Pablo Fornals latched on to Felipe Anderson’s low cross and found the bottom-right corner.
The chances were spread fairly evenly, although Brendan Rodgers will not be happy that his team lost control of the scoreline so soon after.
As Gray restored eicester’s lead 56 minutes on. The Foxes regain their advantage with a clinical counter. Perez charged forward and even a cynical pull back from Diop couldn’t stop him.
He feeds a precise pass for Gray in the left inside channel. Unlike the penalty miss, Gray holds his composure, bending his effort past Fabianski into the bottom-left corner.
The win sees Leicester move four points clear of Manchester City in second spot, leaving Manuel Pellegrini under the spotlight with his team just one point and one place above the relegation zone.