Mahrez and Iheanacho on Target as Leicester City Completes Epic Comeback
Riyad Mahrez and Kelechi Iheanacho were the stars of the show as Leicester City came from behind to beat relegation-threatened West Brom Albion 4-1 at the Hawthorn.
The hosts took the lead through Salomon Rondon after just eight minutes but couldn’t contain the rampant foxes through the 90 minutes.
A quick-fire equalizer from Jamie Vardy was all Leicester needed to gain a much needed momentum to fight for a come back. The 31-year-old fired in a crisp low volley taking his tally to four goals in his last four appearances against West Brom.
Mahrez who created the first, also got on the score sheet in the 62nd minute after linking up with Kelechi Iheanacho. Later voted man of the match, the Algerian clearly proved why the Premier League leaders were ready to slash £60 million with a performance that reminded everyone of the fairy tale championship-win season.
Nigerian super sub Iheanacho then killed off the game with four minutes to go with a well placed header finishing off a perfectly placed Ben Chiwell cross. The foxes then completed the rout in injury time with a Vicente Ibora extra-time header to take the score to 4-1.
Leicester boss Claude Puel who made a number of changes heading into the game applauded the side after the win saying, “It was a crucial win because we have drawn some games at home. We found a clinical edge. The first half was end to end and a very open game with chances for both sides.
“It could have been 3-3 at half time. It was important to manage the game in the second half and we were clever with good quality and scored fantastic goals.”
The win puts West Brom Albion’s boss Andrew Padew’s position under heavy scrutiny considering the side is only eight points away from relegation.
Not only have they failed to win in the last eight Premier League games, they have lost 21 points from winning positions in the top flight this season. West Brom will be hosting Bournemouth in a-must -win Premier League encounter next Saturday while Leicester hosts Chelsea in the FA quarter finals at the king power on Sunday.
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