…Of scoring in 3 straight EPL matches
…Also eyes 25th career EPL goal
Kelechi Iheanacho will be looking to set a personal record of scoring in three consecutive Premier League matches when Leicester City host Sheffield United at the King Power Stadium.
Iheanacho since moving to England in 2015, firstly with Manchester City has scored in two straight EPL matches on five different occasions, twice at Man City and thrice at Leicester.
The first time the Nigerian achieved that feat was in his maiden campaign which saw him scoring in City’s 4-2 loss to Southampton on 4 April, 2016 and 4-0 mauling of Stoke City on May 1.
In the 2016/17 season, Iheanacho found the net in two successive EPL games for City in a 2-1 win over Manchester United on 10 September, 2016 and 4-0 trouncing of Bournemouth on September 17.
The following term which was the 2017/18 season, he netted in two league ties in a row when current club, Leicester beat Arsenal 3-1 on 9 May, 2018 and fell 5-4 to Tottenham Hotspur on May 13.
He matched that record on two different occasions in the 2019/20 campaign when Leicester defeated Everton 2-1 on 1 December, 2019 and thereafter thrashed Aston Villa 4-1 a week later on December 8.
Iheanacho also scored in two straight EPL matches last season when he found target in the Foxes 2-1 defeat against Everton on 1 July, 2020 and in a 3-0 walloping of Crystal Palace three days later.
And now that the Super Eagles ace has scored in his last two English top-flight appearances for Leicester against Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion, he will try to go one better versus Sheffield Utd.
Should the 24-year-old score against the relegation-threatened Sheffield on Sunday, he will increase his tally to 25 career EPL goals, having scored 24 times already in 132 games alongside 13 assists.
If Iheanacho also goes ahead to bag a brace this weekend, he would have matched his highest Premier League scoring record in one season for Leicester, having scored five times for the Foxes last term.
By Oluyemi Ogunseyin