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HomesportsIheanacho Bags Assist In Leicester Draw; Sanchez Opens Man United Goals Account

Iheanacho Bags Assist In Leicester Draw; Sanchez Opens Man United Goals Account

By James Agberebi: Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho was on from the start and provided an assist as Leicester City were held to a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium by a resurgent Swansea City in their Premier League clash on Saturday.
Iheanacho, who was however replaced by Demarai Gray on 68 minutes, started the game alongside Eagles teammate Wilfred Ndidi.
Leicester took the lead in the 17th minute through Jamie Vardy who was smartly teed up by Iheanacho.
Iheanacho should have doubled Leicester’s lead on 34 minutes but saw his goal-bound strike cleared off the line by Alfie Mawson after Fousseni Diabate’s initial shot was brilliantly saved by Lukasz Fabianki.
In the 53rd minute, Swansea were back on level terms thanks to Federico Fernandez who headed in from a corner.
Swansea have now gone seven straight games without defeat in all competitions.
Leicester are now eighth on 35 points in the league table with Swansea occupying 17th on 24 points.
At Old Trafford, former Arsenal star, Alexis Sanchez, marked his home debut with a goal as Manchester United beat a stubborn Huddersfield Town 2-0.
French midfielder, Paul Pogba, was surprisingly dropped on the bench before coming on for Jesse Lingard in the second half.
After being held to a 0-0 scoreline at half-time, United eventually broke the deadlock as Romelu Lukaku finished off Juan Mata’s pinpoint cross.
United went 2-0 up on 68 minutes through Sanchez who scored from his penalty rebound which was first saved by Huddersfield keeper Jonas Loessl.
The win saw United bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in midweek.
The win also means they still retain second spot on 56 points, 13 points adrift of league leaders Manchester City who were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley at Turf Moor.
And at the Hawthorns, Southampton took their unbeaten run to six straight games in all competitions following their 3-2 win against West Bromwich Albion.
In other results, Brighton and Hove Albion beat visiting West Ham 3-1, while Stoke City lost 2-1 away to Bournemouth.

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