The Leicester City dressing room was in a frenzy mood as the players were seen celebrating Super Eagles of Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho after producing a match-winning performance against Everton.
Iheanacho’s 90th Minutes goal helped the Foxes defeated struggling Everton 2-1 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.
Coach Brendan Rodgers team were trailing Everton before he brought in the Nigerian who has not been given much playing time from the bench in the 62nd minute.
Iheanacho rewarded his coach’s faith in him, first providing an assist for hitman, Jamie Vardy few minutes after coming on, then decisively, securing all three points for his team in the fourth minute of added time.
Initially, when the 23-year-old had the ball in the back of the net, it was ruled out for offside, but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) overruled it and the goal stood.
It was a huge goal for Leicester as their remarkable Premier League (PL) run continues.
62′ – Iheanacho subbed in
68′ – Iheanacho assists Vardy to tie it
94′ – Iheanacho scores the winner
A well deserved celebration for the Man of the Match 🙌
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 1, 2019
The former league champions have won their last five domestic games, and are second on the log – eight points behind leader, Liverpool.
Iheanacho’s international colleagues, Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi also featured in the contest.
Colleagues thronged to celebrate with the Imo-born attacker at full time on the pitch, but it did not end there.