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Leicester City's Rodgers: Iheanacho can score every game

Leicester prolonge Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates latest effort

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers believes Kelechi Iheanacho can score in every game following his strike in their 3-0 victory over West Brom in Thursday's English Premier League encounter.

After hitting a match-winning goal that sent Leicester into the FA Cup final on Sunday, Iheanacho maintained his fantastic form in front of goal, ensuring the returned to winning ways in the English top-flight.

The 24-year-old compounded West Brom's woes in the 36th minute after combining with James Vardy to complete their first-half dominance and end their back-to-back defeats in the league.

His strike saw the Super Eagles star's tally to 13 goals in all competitions in 2021, making him the second-highest scorer for a Premier League club after Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane with 15 goals since the start of the year.

"There is no doubt Kelechi is scoring and looks like he can score every game," elated Rodgers told BBC Sports.

"There are areas of the game he can improve, like not losing the ball, but we are so pleased for him because he is working really hard."

In his post match comments, attacking partner Vardy also extoled the form of Iheanacho, admitting that he had no surprise in the progress of the Nigerian forward.
"Nothing has changed with Kelechi Iheanacho, it's just clicked for him. That's what we see in training every day. He should have scored more today but so should I!," Vardy said.

Following his latest goal, Iheanacho has set a new personal scoring record in the Premier League with his ninth goal of the season in the thrashing of West Bromwich Albion.

The Nigeria international has surpassed his previous record of eight goals in a league season which was achieved after 26 matches in the 2015-16 campaign at Manchester City.

Across all competitions, Iheanacho has scored 16 goals for the Foxes - nine in the Premier League with three and four goals in the Uefa Europa League and the FA Cup respectively.

The Nigerian will hope to equal Odion Ighalo's record of 17 goals in a single campaign when Leicester City battle Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium on Monday.

Samuel AHMADU

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