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Rodgers sends message to Leicester match-winner Iheanacho

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 02/12/2019

Brendan Rodgers has sent a message to Leicester City match-winner Kelechi Iheanacho after the man-of-the-match display in their 2-1 comeback win over Everton on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Super Eagles scored a stoppage-time goal to help Foxes to secure three maximum points at the King Power Stadium after assisting Jamie Vardy for their equalizer in the 68th minute on the encounter.

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Rodgers expressed his delight at seeing Iheanacho make such an impact at full-time as he told Leicester City official website: "I was so pleased for him because there’s him and a number of other guys that don’t feature so much and sometimes [they’re] not even on the bench," 

"But that’s a result of how hard he works and he stays focused. He’s very much there for the team and I think he showed his quality today.

"His set-up play was very good when came into the game, he was aggressive, he was strong, and he had an assist and then he scored a wonderful goal, so it was a brilliant performance by him.

"I think all the players were so happy for him in there afterwards, as we all are, because there’s a lot of guys that are playing regularly, but he’s the guy that came into the game today and was the hero for us.

"You’ve seen the reaction through the whole stadium, so it was fantastic."

Leicester have won seventh consecutive win in all competitions, it is now six in a row in the Premier League as new club record for the Foxes.
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