Man City vs Leicester: Iheanacho reveals secret for penalty goal against EPL champions
Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, has revealed why he was able to score from the spot against his old club, Manchester City during the Community Shield on Saturday.
The Nigerian striker said he had been practicing penalties every since he missed one last season.
Iheanacho came on as a substitute in the 79th minute and netted the winning goal ten minutes later after he was brought down in the eighteen-yard box by Nathan Ake.
Iheanacho insisted that referee Paul Tierney made the right decision by awarding him the spot kick.
“I think it was a penalty, he caught me, the referee saw it. He wanted us to play so if we scored it would have been a OK,” Iheanacho told ITV.
“I’ve been practising penalties. I missed one last season so I’ve been practicing in pre-season. I had just one thing in my mind: just shoot at an angle and hit it hard, and that’s what I did.”
Leicester City will face Wolverhampton Wanderers in their opening Premier League game of the season.