Kelechi Iheanacho’s brace fires Leicester City past Lille

The Nigeria international continued his eye-catching performance in the Foxes’ preparatory tie against the French Ligue 1 side

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the goals that propelled Leicester City to a 2-1 win over Lille on Saturday evening.

The 21-year-old continued his outstanding display for Claude Puel’s men at Stade Pierre-Mauroy scoring his third and fourth pre-season goal against the Great Danes.

After Lebo Mothiba had opened the scoring for Christophe Galtier’s side, Iheanacho brought his side back to contention with his 34th-minute effort.

The former Manchester City man then completed his brace in the 59th minute as the King Power Stadium outfit returned to winning ways after three winless run.

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The attacker later made way for Darnell Johnson, with compatriot Wilfred Ndidi also withdrawn for Christian Fuchs.

Iheanacho will be hoping for a starting berth when Leicester kick-off their Premier League campaign with Manchester United at Old Trafford on August 10. 

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