Kelechi Iheanacho Led Leicester City To Community Shield Victory Agaisnt Former Team
£100m Jack Grealish was centre of attention when he came on for his Man City debut on 64 minutes but it was Leicester’s sub Iheanacho who made the difference, forcing Nathan Ake into a mistake to win the spot-kick and then emphatically firing home against his former side in front of the Leicester fans, 84 days on from their FA Cup triumph at the same venue.
Leicester had impressed throughout, with Harvey Barnes starring on his return to competitive action from a knee injury which had sidelined him since February, and the winger had been involved when Jamie Vardy’s shot was kicked onto the post by Zack Steffen on the stroke of half-time.
Man City had their moments too, with Riyad Mahrez passing up several good chances to score against his old club, including a great opportunity on the counter-attack in the second half, but despite Grealish’s cameo, in which he showed glimpses of his exciting dribbling ability, the Premier League champions were defeated.
Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi join Kanu Nwankwo, Celestine Babayaro, John Obi Mikel and Alex Iwobi as Nigerians to have won the community shield. Congrats guys!!!