Iheanacho On Duty As Leicester Lose 0-1 To Leeds

Super Eagles player, Kelechi Iheanacho, was brought in at the 59th minute but his efforts were not enough to save his side, Leicester, from a one-nil defeat against Leeds United.

Iheanacho had a late effort blocked for the Foxes before Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s stoppage-time header forced a superb first save from Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

Joel Piroe went close in the opening moments for Leeds while Leicester’s Abdul Fatawu hit the bar 11 minutes before half-time in a tight first half.

Leeds, however, were the better side after the break and took a deserved lead when Georginio Rutter converted from close range after Sam Byram’s header from a corner was palmed away by Mads Hermansen.

Leicester remain five points clear of second-placed Ipswich Town – who have two games in hand – at the top of the Championship, but miss out on a club-record 10th successive league win.

Meanwhile Leeds, who came down from the Premier League with the Foxes last season, cut the gap between the two relegated sides to 11 points and consolidated third place in the table.