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EPL: Iheanacho’s Leicester fight back to boost survival hopes

Kelechi Iheanacho scores Leicester City’s equalizer.Photo/SkySports.

Leicester boosted their survival hopes in the Premier League after fighting back to beat fellow strugglers, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1.

Timothy Castagne’s composed goal 15 minutes from time secured the three points for the Foxes, which lifts them out of the relegation zone on goals difference.

Wolves went in front after 13 minutes when Youri Tielemens was dispossessed inside his own half, allowing Matheus Cunha to drive forward and finish from the edge of the box.

But Leicester, who had started brightly, were offered a way back into the game when Jamie Vardy was brought down by Wolves goalkeeper, Jose Sa.

Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho coolly dispatched the penalty and Leicester regained the upper hand before half-time.

It was a more even contest after the break but the home side always looked the more likely and found the decisive goal thanks to some nice interplay down the left to free Victor Kristiansen and the full-back’s cut-back was smartly finished by Castagne.

The win moves Leicester up to 17th after ending a run of nine games without a win, while Wolves stay 13th, six points clear of the drop zone.

Results of other matches played;

Fulham 2- Leeds 1

Brentford 1- Aston Villa 1

C Palace 0- Everton 0

Liverpool 3- N Forest 2.

The only FA Cup semi-final match between Sheffield United and Man City saw Riyad Mahrez score a hat-trick for the Cityzens to send them to the finals of the competition.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas; Editing by Tony Okerafor