Leicester 2-1 Palace: ‘Super’ Iheanacho Strengthens Foxes’ Third Place

Super Eagles Kelechi Iheanacho helped Leicester strengthen their grip on third place in the Premier League with a superb strike for a spirited fightback in Monday's 2-1 win against Crystal Palace.

Brendan Rogers' side trailed to Wilfried Zaha's first half goal at the King Power Stadium.

But Timothy Castagne equalised soon after the interval with his first goal since September.

And Nigeria striker Iheanacho sealed Leicester's second successive victory when he scored with a thunderous finish 10 minutes from full-time.

Leicester are four points clear of fourth placed Chelsea and seven ahead of fifth placed West Ham as they bid to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Going into February, Iheanacho had not scored a single league goal this season, but no-one has netted more than his 10 in the competition since then.

The 24-year-old has 12 goals in his last nine games in all competitions.

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He is the first Nigerian to reach double figures in Premier League goals in a season since Odion Ighalo's 15 for Watford in 2015-16.

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