Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho put in an admirable performance and scored as Leicester City defeated Cambridge United 3-0 in Tuesday’s pre season match at the Abbey Stadium.
Second half goals from Harry Maguire, Iheanacho and Hamza Choudhury saw the Foxes claim the win.
Iheanacho came off the bench for Jamie Vardy at the hour mark.
Despite the visitors dominating possession of the ball for the majority of the first 45 minutes, United found themselves level at the break.
United’s defence was eventually broken just short of the hour mark with a trademark header from Harry Maguire at the back post, who climbed above Taft before powering past Mitov from close range.
Iheanacho hared onto a loose back pass ten minutes later but couldn’t squeeze the ball into United’s net when Mitov did well to close down the angle quickly, as he did once again shortly to stop Harvey Barnes sliding a shot a past him.
Iheanacho then produced a header of perhaps even better quality than Maguire’s opening goal to direct the ball beyond Mitov and inside the post to double the lead from Barnes’ inswinging cross from the left.
The former Man City man nearly scored a second of the game but his shot from 20 yards which had the beating of Mitov crashed against the foot of the post and away from goal with ten minutes left to play.
Hamza Choudhury wrapped up the game for the Foxes when the second half substitute intercepted a poor pass back inside the United area and finished with ease with the inside of his right foot in the final minutes of the match.
Last season, Iheanacho scored one goal in the Premier League and was also dropped from Super Eagles’ 23-man squad to 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.