Swansea 1-3 Leicester: Kelechi Iheanacho’s Brilliance Secures Historic Away Win

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Swansea 1-3 Leicester: Kelechi Iheanacho's Brilliance Secures Historic Away Win
Kelechi Iheanacho goal celebration against Swansea City.

Leicester City made history in the English Championship by securing their sixth consecutive away league win. 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.

Leicester’s Fightback

The match got off to an interesting start. Matt Grimes’s measured volley gave the home side the lead in the first half. However, Leicester proved their dominance, equalizing when Jannik Vestergaard found the back of the net from a short corner. Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi played a crucial role.

Swansea’s Misfortune

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.

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Leicester’s Dominance

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.

Iheanacho’s Moment

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 its name in history by becoming the first team in the English second tier to win its first six away league games of a season.

What Next?

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 the 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.

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