Kelechi Iheanacho's last blow gives Leicester City a 2-1 victory over Everton

Leicester City second place claimed in the Premier league dramatically as Kelechi Iheanacho He left the bench to score a goal in the time of detention and seal a 2-1 victory over unfortunate Everton on Sunday.

Playing in his first Premier league game of the season, Iheanacho also set up Jamie Vardy's 68th-minute equaliser after Leicester had trailed to Richarlison's first-half header.

A draw would have been a fair result and a boost for under-pressure Everton boss Marco Silva but Nigerian former Manchester City striker Iheanacho showed great composure to turn inside Mason Holgate and fire past Jordan Pickford, extending Leicester's winning league run to six games.

The goal was initially disallowed for offside but after an agonising VAR wait the decision was overturned, sparking scenes of joy for the hosts and dejection for Everton.

A buoyant Leicester moved above Manchester City and is three points ahead of the champions with 32 of 14 games and eight behind Liverpool.

Everton remain in trouble in 17th, two points off the relegation zone.

I've been waiting for this opportunity, said Iheanacho, who hadn't scored since September last year.

I knew that one day it would come. It is not easy not to play, but I am happy that my opportunity has come today.

Everton began the game confidently and took the lead with a fine team goal in the 23rd minute.

After Richarlison helped break the game in the middle of the field, former Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi passed to Djibril Sidibe and his cross from the right was received by Richarlison, whose header leaned over Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester thought they had a penalty when referee Graham Scott pointed out the place after Ben Chilwell flew away, but after referring the incident to VAR, it was decided that Holgate's swinging leg had not made contact.

There was mockery from local fans, although they applauded the system later.

Leicester were increasingly dominant in the second half but Everton resisted and were still a threat going forward with Sidibe impressive on the right.

Iheanacho was introduced for Ayoze Perez and it proved to be a masterstroke by manager Brendan Rodgers as Leicester began to lay siege to the Everton goal.

First he provided the cross for Vardy to score for the sixth successive league game, then he broke Everton 's hearts with a lethal finish, even if the celebrations were put on hold.

It's really hard for us, we didn't deserve it at all. We deserved to take something else in this game, Silva said.

We were playing against a safe team. Of all their home games, this could have been the toughest they had.

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