Iheanacho Has Goal Ruled Out As Norwich City Shock Leicester At Carrow Road

Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho saw his excellent strike ruled out for handball as basement club Norwich City shocked 3rd-placed Leicester City 1-0 at Carrow Road on Friday.

Jamal Lewis scored a fine goal in the 70th-minute to give The Canaries only their fifth win of the season and move Daniel Farke’s men within four points of safety with ten games remaining.

Iheanacho who started in place of the injured Jamie Vardy thought he had given Leicester the lead when he beat Tim Kruul with a sweet strike from the edge of the area in the 49th minute but the goal was chalked off for handball following a VAR review.

Brendan Rodgers’ side so impressive this season with a European place seemingly locked down, now look in danger of a prolonged slump as they have now gone five games without a win in all competitions.

The Foxes will remain in third place regardless of the outcome of this weekend’s matches but will now have to be stealing nervous glances behind their shoulders as close rivals close them down.

Rodgers’s can at least take some positives from the match after Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi made a return to action for the first time since suffering a relapse of his knee injury last month.

The Nigerian was introduced in the 67th minute for Hamza Choudhury and Rodgers will hope that his return coincides with an upturn in form.

For Norwich, an improbable escape from relegation now looks likelier after looking dead and buried for the most part of the season.