Iheanacho opens season’s goal account in Carabao Cup

Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City

Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, opened his goal account for the 2018/19 season in Leicester City’s 4-0 mauling of Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

Christian Fuchs opened the scoring with a thunderbolt from 25-yards out. The left-back lurked on the edge of the box from a corner, and when the ball came to him, there was only one thought in his mind.

The match evened out as the first-half went on with both teams enjoying long spells of possession.

The Foxes doubled their lead seven minutes before half-time. After a well worked move down the left – where the home team predominately attacked Town, Fuchs chipped in a ball to the far post for Vincente Iborra to head home from close range.

Iheanacho nearly made it three for the team in blue after Marc Albrighton delivered a low driven cross into the box. The former Manchester City man was inches away from making a connection inside the box. Let off for Fleetwood just before the break.

The second half began and within 60 seconds, Leicester made it 3-0 thanks to a goal from Iheanacho. The Nigerian striker broke the offside trap and managed to slot the ball between Paul Jones’ legs and into the back of the net.

Claude Puel’s men enjoyed a lot of possession in the latter stages of the match and made that count when summer signing, Rachid Ghezzal curled one top corner from 20 yards. Another unstoppable shot from Leicester.

Iheanacho will be hoping to transfer this form to the Premier League when Liverpool come visiting on Sataurday.