Iheanacho makes Premier League history


Kelechi Iheanacho has made history after scoring against Chelsea on Tuesday night.

The Nigerian striker scored his 12th league goal of the 2020/21 campaign as the Foxes fell to a 2-1 defeat against Thomas Tuchel’s men at Stamford Bridge.

With this strike, Iheanacho has become the first player in the history of the league to score a goal in all seven days of the week, on the same season.

Chelsea played a high pressing game from the first whistle forcing Leicester to defend and try to hit their hosts with counter attacks. None of the two sides managed to find the back of the net in the first half, but Antonio Rudiger broke the deadlock in the 47th minute after Leicester failed to clear the ball from a Ben Chilwell corner.

The hosts were then awarded a penalty in the 66th minute after Wesley Fofana fouled Timo Werner inside the box. Italian midfielder Jorginho stepped up and converted the spot kick with ease to make it 2-0 to the Uefa Champions League finalists.

Iheanacho was introduced in the 60th minute and he pulled a goal back for the Foxes with 14 minutes left to play, but Chelsea held on to take all three points and leapfrog their visitors into third place.

Riyad Mahrez started and laid an assist for Manchester City’s first goal scored by Ilkay Gundogan in the first half. This was the winger’s ninth assist of the season for the newly crowned champions who lost an away game only for the second time this season.

The result also meant that Leicester will move to fifth spot should Liverpool defeat Burnley on Wednesday night.

Elsewhere, Lars Veldwijk was on target yet again for FC Suwon, but it wasn’t enough to help them avoid a 4-3 defeat against Pohang Steelers in the Korean K-League. This was Veldwijk’s sixth league goal of the 2021 campaign.

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By Prince Sobayeni

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