Leicester City made history in the English Championship by securing their sixth consecutive away league win, as they battled back from an early deficit to beat Swansea City 3-1.
The standout performance of the day came from Nigeria’s own Kelechi Iheanacho, who showcased his scoring prowess once again.
The match got off to an interesting start as the home side took the lead in the first half with a measured volley by Matt Grimes. However, Leicester proved their dominance, equalizing when Jannik Vestergaard found the back of the net from a short corner, with Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi playing a crucial role.
Swansea City were unlucky as Liam Cullen’s driven half-volley hit the crossbar, nearly restoring their lead. The game was not short of action, with penalty appeals for handball being turned down and Harry Winks coming close to a goal for Swansea.
After the break, Leicester City continued to ask questions of Swansea’s defense. Jamie Vardy’s header and a well-placed shot by Dewsbury-Hall further solidified Leicester’s control over the game. Fatawu added to the excitement, scoring his first goal for the Foxes.
Swansea City was not willing to bow out quietly and tried to get an equalizer, with Jamal Lowe coming close. However, Leicester City made sure there would be no late drama. Kelechi Iheanacho seized the moment, breaking clear and calmly slotting the ball past the advancing Rushworth to secure Leicester’s victory.
A Historic Milestone
With this victory, Leicester City etched their name in history by becoming the first team in the English second tier to win their first six away league games of a season.
This win marked Leicester’s seventh successive victory in the Championship, extending their lead at the top of the table by five points. Their remarkable journey following relegation from the Premier League last season is winning hearts of the fans back.
On the other hand, Swansea City, who had enjoyed a four-game winning streak, saw their fortunes dashed as they dropped five places to 17th in the league.