Cengiz Under suffers Leicester injury as Iheanacho steps up for Brendan Rodgers

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Cengiz Under suffers Leicester injury as Iheanacho steps up for Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers praises Iheanacho

Leicester City you came from one goal behind to win at Brighton thanks to goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Daniel Amartey. The Nigerian forward has scored for his second game in a row after equalising away at Sheffield United in midweek and Brendan Rodgers has praised the striker for the attributes that he brings and how he has stepped up.

“He has a bit of everything,” Rodgers said. “He’s come up trumps a few times recently, if you remember at Fulham he scored that important header.”

“In the first half it got away from him too much, he had too many touches and was losing possession, but when he intensified his game, he played quicker and his finish was superb. That’s the level of confidence he’s at.”

“He worked well for the team and his contribution was valuable.”

Without a number of key players and the form of Jamie Vardy dipping of late, Brendan Rodgers will need the Nigerian international to continue playing at a high level in order to secure a much coveted Champions League place.

Cengiz Under injured

As mentioned, Leicester City are going through a spate of injury issues including the likes of Harvey Barnes, James Madison, Wes Morgan, James Justin and Dennis Praet.

The issue has got worse with the addition of on loan Roma winger Cengiz Under suffering a knock in training.

Whilst Under has not been able to become a regular starter at the King Power stadium, Rodgers will be hoping not to lose any further personnel with the threat of a poor ‘run in’ at the end of another strong campaign.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 27 39 65
2 Manchester United FC 27 21 51
3 Leicester City FC 27 15 50
4 Chelsea FC 27 17 47
5 Everton FC 26 6 46
6 West Ham United FC 26 9 45
7 Liverpool FC 27 12 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 26 15 42
9 Aston Villa FC 25 11 39
10 Arsenal FC 27 7 38
11 Leeds United 26 -1 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 27 -9 34
13 Crystal Palace FC 27 -14 34
14 Southampton FC 26 -13 30
15 Burnley FC 28 -16 30
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 26 -7 26
17 Newcastle United FC 26 -17 26
18 Fulham FC 27 -12 23
19 West Bromwich Albion 27 -36 17
20 Sheffield United FC 27 -27 14
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 9
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8
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