Leicester slumps further down in the relegation zone with a 3-1 loss to Man City
By Ed Emeanua
Leicester City attacker Kelechi Iheanacho scored Saturday for Leicester City against his former club in a 4-0 drubbing by Manchester City FC at the Etihad but that was not enough to earn his relegation hounded team a relegation struggle reprieve.
Leicester drifted 3-0 until Iheanacho reduced the scoreline in the 75th minute on a somewhat calamitous day for standby manager Dean Smith, whose side now lie second from bottom on the Premier League ladder with 25 points from 31 games in their difficult struggle against relegation.
Despite that awful placing, they are just two points outside the safe zone and can still bail themselves out from the dire straits, but must first find the right form.
Iheanacho was unlucky not to add a second when his shot beat goalie Ederson de Moraes of Man City but was repelled by the upright around the 84th minute.
The Nigeria forward was a substitute in the game but compatriot Wilfred Ndidi was a substituted started in the encounter.
With the victory, Manchester City rose inside three points of surprise Premier League leaders Arsenal. John Stones was the unlikely fifth minute goal scorer off an awesome shot from 22 yards .
The second for City was from a penalty kick that was awarded after Jack Grealish’s shot struck Ndidi’s hand.
Erling Haaland concerted the spot kick to score his 31st Premier League goal in his first English football season.
The Man City striker then went on to score the third goal with the assistance of Kevin de Bryune to continue his sublime run.