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Iheanacho Became First Player To Score An EPL Goal Every Day Of The Week



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Nigerian forward, Kelechi Iheanacho once again shone brightly on Tuesday (vs Chelsea) and entered the Premier League history books as the first player to score a goal in all seven days of the week in the same season.

An assertive display (2-1) from Tuchel’s men over the Foxes at Stamford Bridge strengthened Chelsea’s grip on a Champions League position.

Compatriot, Wilfred Ndidi set up the former Manchester City star in the 76th minute of the match to put some respect to the scoreline and save face against a dominant Chelsea display.

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The U-17 World Cup winner has so far scored 12 goals in 15 starts for Brendan Rogers’ side, a fine form that saw him winning the Premier League Player of the Month for March 2021.

He was also in the starting lineup as Leicester City defeated the Blues in the 2021 FA Cup final on Saturday.

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Here is a timeline of the goals Premier League goals scored by the Nigerian on each day of the week: 

Leicester 5-0 Sheffield United (Sunday, April 14, 2021)

Iheanacho registered his first hat-trick for the Foxes with two first-half goals and a third in the 70th minute.

A strike from Ayoze Perez and an own goal from Ethan Ampadu completed the rout and consolidated Leicester’s place in the top four.

Leicester City 2-1 Crystal Palace (Monday, April 26, 2021)

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He was on target in the 80th minute to seal the win for his team after Wilfried Zaha had given the Eagles an early lead in the 12th minute.

Iheanacho sparked a fightback for the Foxes with an assist for Timothy Castagne for the equalizer within five minutes of the restart, before hitting a stunner to take his tally to 14th goals in 14 games in all competitions.

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