Super Eagles Striker Sets New Personal Scoring Record in Premier League

Super Eagles Striker Sets New Personal Scoring Record in Premier League

- Kelechi Iheanacho inspired Leicester City to a 3-0 win over West Brom in the Premier League

- The 24-year-old Nigerian international is currently in the form of his life, scoring with so much ease

- Iheanacho has now set a new personal record for himself scoring 13 goals this season

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Kelechi Iheanacho has continued to find the back of the net with ease in the Premier League as he was a handful in their victory on Thursday night, April 22.

He was impressive in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion setting a new personal record after scoring the third goal for the Foxes in the game.

Iheanacho has now surpassed his previous Premier League record of eight goals in a season which he achieved during the 2015-2016 season when he played 26 matches for Manchester City, GOAL reports.

He scored Leicester City’s goal that took them into the final of the FA Cup on Sunday and he replicated such form against the Baggies.

Jamie Vardy scored the host’s opener in the 23rd minute and then the tally was doubled by Johnny Evans barely three minutes later.

It was Iheanacho’s turn in the 36th minute when he combined well with Vardy to complete their first-half dominance and end their back-to-back defeats in the league.

The Super Eagles star has now scored 13 goals in all competitions this season to make him the second-highest scorer for a Premier League club after Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane with 15 goals so far since the start of the year.

Nigerian forward and Leicester City's striker sets new personal scoring record in Premier League
Kelechi Iheanacho scores against West Brom. Photo: Tim Keeton
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Meanwhile, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho have become an item in and out of Leicester City's dressing room, cited on Twitter.

One would always expect something funny from both super Eagles stars after winning a match with the Foxes.

Iheanacho who has been in superb scoring form recently netted the winner in their FA Cup semi-final clash with Southampton and it was expected Ndidi would hype the striker in the locker room.

Instead, the midfielder made a funny request from his compatriot when he asked him to cut soap for him which in the Nigerian context means you should "reveal the secret of your success."

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Kanu Nwankwo made a pick on his best two Arsenal players of the season with youngsters Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe making his selection.

The young Gunners have done well in the current Premier League season among the matured players and have cemented their places in Mikel Arteta's starting XI.

Saka has scored seven goals and provided six assists while Smith-Rowie has registered six assists so far in an impression full season at the Emirates.

Source: Sports Brief News