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Iheanacho rates higher than Vardy

Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho came in to score a goal in Leicester's 2:1 loss in the league to Iwobi's Everton in a performance that saw him rate higher than Ex-England striker Jamie Vardy on 1st July 2020. One of the reasons why Iheanacho has struggled for game-time in the Premier League this season is because he has been unable to displace Vardy as Leicester's de facto centre forward. So, it was no surprise that Vardy started today's match with Iheanacho only making the bench. However, after Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson had given Everton a 2:0 lead by half time, coach Brendan Rodgers introduced Iheanacho in the beginning of the second half and it paid dividends.

Dishing out all sorts of trouble in and around the 18 yard box, Iheanacho eventually caused a ball from Everton's Mason to ricochet off his head and land in the back of the net. The match, ending 2:1 to Everton, also featured Alex Iwobi who was menacing for the Merseyside outfit and Wilfred Ndidi whose needless handball gifted Everton a penalty which Sigurdsson converted for their second goal. Rating Iheanacho for this match, Jordan Blackwell of Leicester Mercury wrote: 'Kelechi Iheanacho: He has to start next time out. Right now, he is a more dangerous striker than Vardy. His link-up, particularly with Maddison, was impeccable, while he gets into the right positions to get goals. A poor finish after a brilliant touch for City’s best chance at an equaliser was the only moment to let him down. 8/10.' The same writer rated Jamie Vardy as 4/10. Iheanacho has now scored 4 goals in 15 league matches thus far this season.

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