Europa League: Kelechi Iheanacho Bags Brace, Assist In Leicester’s Victory Against Sporting Braga

Kelechi Iheanacho was voted Leicester City’s Man of the Match following his impressive performance in their 4-0 win against Braga, announced him as the club’s best player on their Twitter handle, on Thursday’s Europa League tie.

The Super Eagles star scored two goals and provided an assist as Leicester thumped their Portuguese counterparts.

Following votes by the club fans, Iheanacho polled 47 per cent to emerge winner.

James Maddison, who got Leicester’s fourth goal, was second with 27 per cent.

Within 12 minutes left in the game Leicester went 4-0 ahead thanks to James Maddison.

Iheanacho was later replaced by Ayoze Perez in the 72nd minute.

Leicester is now on nine points after three games and top the group while Braga are second on six points.

After the match Iheanacho said, Leicester City must continue to work hard to reach their target in the Europa League despite their impressive start in the competition.

“We’re in a great position in the group. We still have a long way to go, but it’s about keeping going, taking it

game by game and let’s see,” Iheanacho told Europa League website.

“The first goal came from a rebound and I was maybe a little bit lucky with the second too. Thankfully they all count! I’m happy to score again.”

“It was a good win for us. We did well, scored some good goals and deserved to win in the end.”

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers said: “We had to work for it and in the end we were very good. In the second half we were very dynamic and created a number of chances.

“There are no selection headaches; the players that have come in have been absolutely outstanding. It is a long season and we need them all.”

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