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Debutant Fousseni Diabate Nets A Brace As Leicester Smashed Five Past Peterborough


Leicester City’s new signing Fousseni Diabate joined Kelechi Iheanacho in netting braces as the foxes cruised to a 5-1 win at Peterborough United.

Thanks to the Claude Puels’ sharp eye for talent, Leicester may have once again discovered a gem from the lower leagues of French football. The Mali international proved he may be the next to follow in the footsteps of N’Golo Kante, and Riyad Mahrez with a man-of-the-match performance at the London Road.

Signed for £2million from League 2 side Gazelec Ajjacio just a fortnight ago, the 22-year-old didn’t look out of place as the foxes eased into the last 16. The new boy produced a dream debut scoring twice before grabbing an assist in the goal galore.


[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] “He played for the second Division in France but I’ve followed him a lot and I thought he could be become a great opportunity for Leicester”. Puel said after Diabate’s magical debut.  “I think he has good attributes to play in the Premier League; pace, a good engine. He can make good penetration but also combines well with team mates”.  “It was a good game for him to show his quality and step by step, we will see if we can give him some game time in the Premier League”. Puel added. [/perfectpullquote]


Kelechi Iheanacho also scored a brace before Wilfred Ndidi rounded off the score to make it five. Iheanacho extended his fine FA cup record with yet another brace in the cup. His nine goals in the tournament are overall more than any other player has managed in the tournament since his debut in 2016.

The 21-year-old has not started a Premier League game since October 16th but this will surely serve as a timely reminder to the coach that he deserves more consideration in the future.

Leicester will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to the Goodison Park as they try to cement their seventh place in the Premier League.

Meanwhile in the upsets of the day, Liverpool were knocked out of the tournament by Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, while Wigan stunned Westham United with a 2-0 win.

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