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Leicester City hero Iheanacho shifts focus to Southampton game

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester celebrates after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester City at London Stadium on December 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Kelechi Iheanacho has turned his attention to Saturday’s Premier League encounter with Southampton.

 Kelechi Iheanacho 

The Nigerian came from the bench to help the Foxes earn a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in Wednesday’s English Football League Cup semi-final first leg tie.

With Dean Smith’s men taking the lead through Frederic Guilbert, Iheanacho ensured the game ended all square after firing past Orjan Nyland in the game’s closing stages.

The goal also ensured the ex-Manchester City man has now been directly involved in seven goals in his five competitive appearances against the Villans.“As a striker, you need to be focused and composed in front of goal and the chance came and we took it.

“The squad did really well in the second half and the press we did led to the goal so we’re happy.”

Brendan Rodgers’ men are second in the Premier League, and victory over Southampton at the King Power Stadium will keep them in the title race.

And Iheanacho feels the game with the Saints must be tackled first before talking about the Cup’s return leg.

“I think it wasn’t a bad result, we got the draw,” he continued.

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“We should’ve done better but in the second half we were a bit better. Now, we need to focus on the next games.

“It’s two legs now. Of course, we have a Premier League game next, but I think we’ll concentrate on that then we’ll get to Villa Park and see what happens.”

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