Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice but it was not enough as Leicester City lost 2-3 to West Ham United in a Premier League fixture at the London Stadium on Sunday.
The Hammers took the lead in the 29th minute as Arthur Masuaku’s cross went through to right-back Vladimir Coufal, who cut back for the in-form Jesse Lingard to sweep the ball inside Kasper Schmeichel’s near post from the edge of the box.
Jarrod Bowen then beat the offside trap in the 44th minute to race on to Issa Diop’s long ball and square for Lingard to tap into an empty net for his brace in the game and eighth goal in nine Premier League games since arriving on loan from Manchester United.
The 28-year-old forward then played a part in West Ham’s third goal right after half-time as Bowen poked in from Tomas Soucek’s pass to round off a clinical team move.
Iheanacho pulled a goal back in the 70th minute to give Leicester hope, before grabbing a second, his 11th goal in 11 games, in stoppage time, but the Hammers held on to ensure they did not surrender a 3-0 lead for the second straight home game and move within a point of third-placed Leicester.
Additional reporting from the BBC