The striker went 12 months without scoring but is now looking to fire the Foxes to the FA Cup final.
Browsing: Kelechi Iheanacho
Having suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in their previous match, the Foxes travelled to the London Stadium with the ambition of returning to winning ways.
Jesse Lingard continued his one-man crusade to get West Ham into the Champions League with two goals over Leicester.
The Nigeria and Algeria internationals were both in terrific form for their respective clubs in the month under review.
The 24-year-old Nigeria international, who joined from Manchester City in 2017, has been in sparkling recent form for the Foxes, scoring nine times in his last nine appearances in all competitions.
Man City have won four in a row in all competitions and remain on course for a quadruple, while Leicester have won three on the spin and are also battling on multiple fronts.
The 24-year-old scored five goals in three league appearances for the Foxes in the lead-up to the international break last month, including his first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United.
The nation’s hero against Benin Republic in Port Novo, Paul Onuachu, will start from the bench
Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Osimhen are in the attack of the starting lineup.
The in-form striker scored twice, with Youri Tielemans also netting, as the Foxes beat Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday to seal a semi-final meeting with Southampton at Wembley next month.
The Nigerian striker opened the scoring for the hosts midway through the first half, as he netted his sixth goal in his last four matches with the simplest of finishes.
Iheanacho put Leicester in front in the 39th minute, tapping Jamie Vardy’s square ball into an empty net.
Iheanacho’s strike against Fulham is on the seven-goal shortlist for the monthly accolade, alongside goals from first team stars James Justin, Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and Youri Tielemans.
Adam Lallana restored to Graham Potter’s XI, opened the scoring for the hosts, but they were pegged back after the break when Iheanacho applied a delightful finish to Youri Tielemans’ perfect pass
Iheanacho equalised in the 1-1 draw at Turf Moor with a wonderful volleyed effort just after the half-hour mark.
Iheanacho scored the Foxes’ first-half equaliser against the Clarets, a first-time volley after being found by a pass from Ndidi.
Leicester have lost to Slavia Prague in the Europa League and Arsenal in the top flight in the last week, and they may have feared the worst when they fell behind as Matej Vydra ended a league goal drought lasting 1,212 minutes.
The striker’s last-gasp winner saw his side beat Brighton 1-0 in their fifth-round tie on Wednesday.
The substitute squeezed the Foxes through their fifth-round tie with extra time looming.
Iheanacho opened his 2020/21 account in the Premier League in the 17th minute before James Justin finished a flowing team move to wrap up three points at Craven Cottage.