England legend Gary Lineker reckons that Kelechi Iheanacho’s opening goal against Crystal Palace has been the most important goal for Leicester City in the 2019-2020 season.
The Foxes were without a win in their last four matches prior to Saturday’s which they won encounter 3-0 at the King Power Stadium.
“That could be the most important goal of @LCFC’s season from @67Kelechi. Get in!” tweeted Lineker shortly after Iheanacho broke the deadlock.
Iheanacho’s second half strike took his tally for the season to 10 goals in all competitions, with half of the goals coming in the English top-flight.
Anything other than a victory would have seen Leicester City’s Champions League aspirations hanging on a thread, bearing it in mind that they have games against Arsenal, Sheffield United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United still to come.
Brendan Rodgers’ side got the best possible platform to claim all three points and keep alive their hopes of a Champions League spot when Iheanacho tapped in to open the scoring three minutes after the restart, before Jamie Vardy’s brace.