EFL Cup: Iheanacho Scores First Goal In Over A Year As Iwobi Stars For Everton


Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench to score his first goal in over a year for Leicester in the 4-0 win over Luton in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.

The out-of-sorts 22-year old former Manchester City player is yet to see a single minute of action in the league and had failed to score for club or country since his goal against Huddersfield in the English Premier League (EPL) last September.

Iheanacho, whose only other goal for the Foxes last season also came in this competition against Fleetwood Town, scored in the 86th minute after coming on as a 71st minute substitute for Ayoze Perez.

Iheanacho’s Super Eagles teammate Wilfred Ndidi was on from the start before making way in the 77th minute.

Elsewhere in the EFL Cup, Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi put in a scintillating performance for Everton notching an assist as Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s double helped the Toffees knock out fellow EPL side Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

There was heartbreak, however, for Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo whose second-half introduction couldn’t help Championship side Stoke City get the decisive goal as they were bundled out of the competition by Crawley Town on penalties after regulation time had ended 1-1.

Isaac Success wasn’t listed by Watford in their 2-1 win over Swansea as he continues his recuperation from a groin injury but Flying Eagles forward Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru was listed among the substitutes although he failed to see any action.

Over in Italy, Super Eagles vice-captain William Troost-Ekong was restored to the starting line-up for Udinese and was instrumental in ensuring a clean sheet for his side in the goalless draw at Verona in the Serie A.