Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first Leicester City goal on Tuesday night in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup as they overcame Leeds United with a 3-1 win.
Pablo Hernandez had put Leeds in the lead 26 minutes into the game Iheanacho drew Leicester level four minutes later, sweeping home after Islam Slimani failed to pounce on the chance presented to him.
It was Iheanacho’s first goal at club level after scoring his last goal back in March this year for Manchester City in a 5-1 win against Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup.
In the 70th minute, Algeria striker Slimani made it 2-1 off an Iheanacho assist before compatriot Riyad Mahrez scored to make it 3-1 on 88 minutes.
Incidentally, Nigeria and Algeria Will meet in a World Cup qualifier in November.
Iheanacho’s Super Eagles teammates Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa were unused substitutes for Leicester.
And at the Liberty Stadium, holders Manchester United defeated Swansea City 2-0 thanks to aJesse Lingard brace.
Lingard opened scoring for United in the 21st minute before adding a second in the 59th minute.
Eagles forward Alex Iwobi returned to first team action as Arsenal came from behind to beat Championship side Norwich City 2-1 after extra-time in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
The star for Arsenal was 18-year-old forward Edward Nketiah who came off the bench to score Arsenal’s two goals.
Iwobi later went off for Joshua Da Silva while Chuba Akpom replaced Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Norwich took the lead in the 37th minute after Josh Murphy raced onto a through pass before chipping Arsenal keeper Matt Macey.
With five minutes remaining Nketiah equalised for Arsenal as he finished off a flick from a corner.
And six minutes into extra-time Nketiah got his second goal as he headed in from a corner to put Arsenal 2-1 ahead.
Premier League leaders Manchester City needed a penalty shootout to defeat Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 in their fourth round Carabao Cup clash on Tuesday night.
City and Wolves created chances in regulation time and extra-time at the Etihad Stadium but the match ended 0-0 and had to go into penalties.
Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo emerged the hero for the hosts, saving two penalties as his teammates scored all of theirs.
Source: Complete Sports Nigeria