Kelechi Iheanacho breached double figures for the first time in a single Premier League season as he continued his remarkable goal scoring form by leading Leicester City’s fightback against Crystal Palace at the Kings Power Stadium on Monday.
The 24-year-old who has been in unstoppable form, scored for the fourth game running and was involved in both goals as the Foxes overcame a goal deficit to beat Palace 2-1.
Iheanacho now has a career-best ten goals in a single league campaign with nine of those goals coming in the last eight matches.
The Super Eagles ace has scored 14 goals in his last 14 games and has 17 goals in 33 appearances for the Foxes in all competitions.
Leicester sought to consolidate third position in the league but were stung by Palace who snuck ahead when Wilfred Zaha slotted home from Eberechi Eze’s assist in the 12th-minute.
Palace maintained their lead for the rest of the half but Leicester were much improved after the break with Iheanacho at the forefront of everything good for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
The Nigerian laid on for Timothy Castagne to draw the home side level in the 50th-minute before turning the game on its head with sublime effort thirty minutes later.
The Foxes held on to the win to pull four points clear of 4th-placed Chelsea.
Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi was also on for the duration of the encounter.
If Leicester City make the Champions League for only the second time in their history, it would be in no small part down to the efforts of ‘seniorman’ Iheanacho.