Iheanacho sets Premier League record with goal against Chelsea

Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has attained a new feat in his career at King Power Stadium.

The Nigeria international scored a goal on Tuesday in the 76th minute in his side’s meeting with Chelsea in the Premier League, three days after beating the blues 1-0 at Wembley to win their first ever FA Cup title.

Iheanacho came on as a substitute in the 60th minute to replace James Maddison and found the net 16 minutes later following an assist by compatriot Wilfred Ndidi who played all 90 minutes.

According to OptaJoe, Iheanacho’s goal on Tuesday night pitched him as the “first player in Premier League history to score a goal on all seven days of the week within a single season in the competition.”

The Nigerian’s goal was not enough to save the Foxes from a 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge, with goals from Antonio Ruediger and Jorginho putting the blues in third place on the log ahead of Leicester who dropped to fourth as the race for Champions League qualification heightens.

Football lovers on Twitter have now given Iheanacho a “Craig David status” in reference to the British singer’s classic 2000 song ‘7 Days’.