Leicester City 2-1 Crystal Palace: Kelechi Iheanacho scores as Leicester come from behind to beat Palace (Match Highlights)
|Kelechi Iheanacho has now been directly involved in 14 goals in his last nine games for Leicester City. 11 goals and 2 assists. (Photo credit: @lcfc via Twitter)|
Leicester City took a step closer to a Champions League spot as the foxes came from a goal down to beat visiting Crystal Palace.
Wilfred Zaha gave the visitors the lead in the 12th minute with an intelligent finish after Eberechi Eze found him with a fine through ball.
But Leicester levelled five minutes after the break as Timothy Castagne scored from a Kelechi Iheanacho assist.
A fantastic sliding tackle from Johnny Evans stopped Christian Benteke who had an open goal at his mercy, from restoring Palace's lead.
Kelechi Iheanacho then scored his 12th goal in nine matches for Leicester, when he received a ball on the right side of the box before cutting on his left foot and finished brilliantly.
Watch Iheanacho's goal below
The foxes maintained their third position on the Premier League table and are now seven points clear of fifth-placed West Ham with five matches to go.
"He has no ego whatsoever"- Brendan Rodgers speaking on the in-form Kelechi Iheanacho
🗣️ "He has no ego whatsoever"— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 26, 2021
Brendan Rodgers is chuffed for match-winner Kelechi Iheanacho to finally get the plaudits in recent weeks pic.twitter.com/MBm0cORoQF
Brendan Rodgers praising Kelechi Iheanacho on Monday Night Football
🗣"He has been absolutely incredible."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 26, 2021
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers praised the form of his striker Kelechi Iheanacho after scoring a wonder goal against Crystal Palace pic.twitter.com/YSTuVzFo4i