Iheanacho notched a goal while Ndidi bag an assist in Leicester City’s 3-0 win over Preston North End
This important victory has propelled the Foxes to the top of the league, rekindling their aspirations of returning to top-flight football.
Although it took some time for the home team to break the deadlock, their fortune changed around the 60-minute mark.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall initiated the scoring after receiving a pass from Wilfred Ndidi, which was deflected into the path of the English midfielder. Without hesitation, the 25-year-old slotted the ball into the bottom corner.
Fifteen minutes later, the Nigerian duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi collaborated for Leicester’s second goal.
Dewsbury-Hall located Ndidi in space once again, and Ndidi delivered a first-time pass across the six-yard box for Iheanacho to convert from close range.
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Kelechi Iheanacho entered the game from the bench and made his mark on the scoresheet, contributing to the crucial win over Preston North End in the Championships.
These two Super Eagles stars combined brilliantly, propelling Leicester to the top of the EFL Championship table.
Before the final whistle, Dewsbury-Hall put the icing on the cake in the last minute of the match to double his tally.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s shot was initially saved by Preston’s Freddie Woodman, but Dewsbury-Hall capitalized on the rebound, scoring into the back of the net.
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Leicester has now secured victories in their last five league matches, claiming the leading position in the Sky Bet Championship, with a two-point advantage over Ipswich Town.
Wilfred Ndidi is back to his best form this season, with three goals and three assists in all competitions. He is pulling the strings in midfield and providing a lot of creativity and energy to the team.
Its back-to-back goal and assist for these two Nigerian internationals with Kelechi Iheanacho, who is also in good form now recording four goals contributions in the Championship.