The Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho has just scored the fastest Premier League goal of the season so far in just 51 seconds to give Leicester City the lead against Brighton.
Kelechi Iheanacho made a flying start for Leicester City in their 5-2 humiliating defeat against the Graham Potter side at the AMEX Stadium.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 4, 2022
Seniorman Kelz opened the scoring for Leicester City in the first minute of their English Premier League matchday six fixture against Brighton.
- Kelechi Iheanacho scores his first Premier League goal of the season
- The 25-year old managed just 4 league goals in 25 appearances during the 2021/2022 season
- It is also his 2nd direct goal involvement in his last 5 games.
In a thrilling first half, the Brendan Rodgers team took the lead through Iheanacho within seconds of kick-off.
After Brighton lost possession of the ball in their own half, Tielemans passed it to Barnes on the edge of the box, who then sent a pass down to Daka on the overlap and had him pull a cross back into the box, where Iheanacho calmly scored with a simple tap in.
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However, it only took Brighton nine minutes to tie the score after March forced Thomas to put the ball in his own net.
Five minutes later, after Maddison lost control of the ball and Brighton advanced, Caicedo scored past Ward to give the home team the lead.
Daka came up to level it 2-2 after a long pass over the top spooked the home team’s defense just as it appeared Brighton would be in front at halftime.
Brighton bounced back and took control of the game, dominating the entire second half and surprisingly produced three more goals to seal the win.
The hosts felt they had regained the lead right away when Mac Allister hit the back of the net beautifully, but VAR disallowed it for offside.
Just past the hour mark, Trossard finally gave them their third goal. Later, Mac Allister added a fourth with a penalty kick and a brilliant free kick in the final seconds.
Meanwhile, Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score a first half goal against Brighton in the Premier League this season.
Brighton are still undefeated at home this season and are currently fourth in the standings. The Seagulls’ next opponent is Bournemouth. Leicester, who are now last, will play Aston Villa in their next game.
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