Leicester City followed up their FA Cup semi-final success with a huge victory in the context of the race for the top four as they thumped West Bromwich Albion 3-0.
The Foxes sparkled in the first half at the King Power Stadium as two goals in three minutes from Jamie Vardy and Jonny Evans gave the hosts a comfortable lead. Kelechi Iheanacho was then on hand once again to extend that advantage and continue his electric form in 2021.
His finish was a typically predatory one, latching onto Vardy’s centre before smashing home past the helpless Sam Johnstone for his 16th goal of the season in all competitions and his 13th in his last 12 domestic appearances.
Aside from his goal, it was another hugely impressive performance from the Nigerian frontman.
He was a constant threat throughout against the Baggies, racking up a huge eight shots according to WhoScored. For comparison, the remainder of the Leicester team had nine between them.
Iheanacho might have felt unfortunate not to add to the match ball he earned against Sheffield United a few weeks ago after he spurned a few opportunities which could well have seen him secure another treble, whilst twice being denied by Baggies stopper Johnstone.
Despite it not appearing on the statistics, the former Manchester City man was also involved in Leicester’s opening goal, showing good strength and awareness to pick out Youri Tielemans, who indeed then set the Foxes away to score.
Considering his form as of late, Rodgers will certainly have been delighted to have seen another dominant performance from Iheanacho.