Iheanacho opens EPL goal account at Leicester

Alicia Farmer
March 11, 2018

Iheanacho then grabbed his first Premier League goal for the Foxes with 14 minutes left, heading in Chilwell's cross.

Leicester came from behind to humiliate West Brom in front of their own fans with a 4-1 drubbing thanks to goals by Vardy, Mahrez, Iheanacho and Iborra, as the Baggies edge closer to their imminent relegation.

West Brom are rock bottom of the table and are eight points from safety but Pardew is determined to fight until the end.

The hosts took the lead in the eighth minute through Salomon Rondon's neat finish at the near post.

Iheanacho was introduced in the 60th minute in place of Shinji Okazaki and nearly immediately provided an assist for Riyad Mahrez to put the Foxes in front.

Ben Foster nearly conceded in comedic fashion when he fired a clearance against centre-back Ahmed Hegazi that rebounded back towards his own net.

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Kelechi made sure of the three points in the 76th minute when he converted Ben Chilwell's cross, before Vincete Iborra completed the scoring.

Vardy should have levelled when he headed wide from Mahrez's searching delivery but, after Kasper Schmeichel brilliantly tipped a deflected strike from West Brom midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak against the crossbar, Leicester's go-to attacking duo combined to stunning effect. Vardy watched the ball over his shoulder and arrowed a superbly controlled volley low into the right corner.

It sucked the life out of the hosts and they escaped after 36 minutes when Vardy poked in from eight yards only to be correctly ruled offside. Kelechi Iheanacho scooped a pass beyond Albion defenders to the Algerian who made no mistakes.

Iheanacho's 76th-minute header made it 3-1, prompting numerous home fans to head towards the exits.

The result means that West Brom are now 8 points from safety and will require nothing short of a miracle to survive this season.

The Baggies find themselves rooted to the bottom of the Premier League, seven points behind Stoke City in 19th.

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