Iheanacho’s late strike ensure Leicester City beat Everton at King Power Stadium

Kelechi Iheanacho’s strike deep into added time ensured Leicester beat Everton 2-1 King Power Stadium to close the gap on table leaders Liverpool.
Richarlison had given Everton a shock lead as Everton produced a performance that might be enough to help manager Marco Silva keep his job ahead of the clash with Liverpool on Wednesday.
However, substitute Iheanacho who came on after the hour mark, changed the game as the Nigeria international teed up Jamie Vardy to equalise and then, in the added minutes, scored the winner, which was initially ruled out for offside before a VAR review overruled the decision.
A sixth straight Premier League win sends Leicester City three points ahead of the defending champions Manchester City.
Marco Silva was reportedly on the verge of being fired earlier in the week following a run of just two wins in 10 league games that lept the Toffees in the relegation battle.
The Portuguese made some changes to his formation, switching to a 3-5-2 that worked perfectly for the opening goal.
Djibril Sidibe broke from right wing-back, and his cross was put past the goalkeeper by Richarlison through a diving header.
Leicester had already had two penalty appeals waived away for challenges on Ayoze Perez.  But when referee Graham Scott did point to the spot for Mason Holgate’s apparent trip on Ben Chilwell, a lengthy VAR review showed no contact had been made, and the Foxes were frustrated even more.
As the Foxes search for an equaliser, the introduction of Iheanacho from the bench provided the much-needed spark.
His first effort on goal was too close to Jordan Pickford, but he got in behind the Everton defence again minutes later and squared for Vardy to score his 13th goal of the season.
Vardy had been unexpectedly quiet for the first 68 minutes but came alive in the final minutes.
Just as Leicester were searching for a winner, the visitors almost retook the lead spectacularly as substitute Moise Kean’s curling effort hit the side-netting.
While Silva’s men appeared to be going for a draw, but deep into added time, Iheanacho collected a pass from Ricardo Pereira, turned inside, and slotted home.
A nervous wait ensued with the linesman’s flag raised, but a VAR review ruled the Nigerian onside for his first league goal this season.

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