Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Kelechi Iheanacho Wins Premier League Player Of The Month For March

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Super Eagles star, Kelechi Iheanacho has been named as the Premier League’s Player of the Month for March 2021, after starring for Leicester.

He beat Harry Kane, Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard, Riyad Mahrez, Andreas Christensen, Leandro Trossard and Illan Meslier to the award.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored five goals in three league appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side, as he re-emerged as a quality striking option for the Foxes since the turn of the year.

He began the month in fine style, scoring an excellent volley from compatriot Wilfred Ndidi’s pass as Leicester City snatched a draw away at Burnley.Iheanacho continued his goalscoring form three days later, netting an equaliser against Brighton & Hove Albion. The Foxes would go on to win the game thanks to a late goal by Daniel Amartey.

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But it was the following fixture where the Nigerian really shone. Up against a managerless Sheffield United side, Iheanacho bagged a hat-trick.

He opened the scoring with a tap in from Jamie Vardy’s low cross and later got his second after another Vardy assist. The Leicester striker completed his hat-trick with 12 minutes remaining, slamming in at the near post from long range.

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