But with Leicester trailing against the Toffees, Iheanacho was brought on to salvage the situation, and he turned out to be the Foxes hero.
The 22-year-old set up Vardy’s equalizer before scoring the winner in the 90th minute with an emphatic finish which sent the King Power Stadium into ecstasy.
It was indeed a delightful moment for Iheanacho having been frozen out for most of the time this campaign. Following the match, the Super Eagles star was given a hero’s welcome by his Leicester City’s teammates with Vardy even saying there’s no one that deserves the moment better than the U-17 world cup winner.
In a post shared by Christian Fuchs on Twitter, the Foxes squad couldn’t hide their excitement for Iheanacho as they were seen celebrating with him.
In his post-match interview, Vardy praised Iheancaho’s attitude in training, saying he deserved it. “He’s absolutely amazing in training, so he thoroughly deserves this.”