LESESTER, England (AP) – Kelechi Iheanacho extended his best career goal with a superb winning goal as Leicester met in the English Premier League 2. To beat Crystal Palace by 1 point, he created a seven-point cushion in the top four.
The Nigerian striker has scored 14 goals in his last 14 games in all competitions, when he sent a long ball from Jon Oni Evans, cut in his preferred left foot, slightly raised the score in the 80th minute.
Iheanacho had earlier placed Timothy Castanne in the 50th minute to equalize with Leicester, who canceled out Wilfried Ha’s opening in the 12th minute. He proved to be a revelation after teammates Harvey Barnes և James Ames Madison were injured after joining the team in the second half of the season.
It’s a hot streak that could beat Leicester in the Champions League qualifiers.
The victory secured third place for Brendan Rodgers, who is four points ahead of Chelsea in fourth place and seven points ahead of West Ham in fifth. Liverpool are one point behind, all four teams have five games.
At the end of last season, “Leicester” faded to get out of the top four last weekend. This does not seem to be the case this time around, as it is likely to be the second year of the Champions League after 2016-17.
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