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Iheanacho named Premier League Player of the Month

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for March.

This was announced on Friday via the official website of the League.

Iheanacho won the award for the first time after an outstanding performance last month which saw him net his first Premier League hat-trick against relegation threatened Sheffield United.

The 24-year-old Nigerian international scored five goals in three league appearances for the Foxes in the lead-up to the international break last month.

The former Manchester City forward helped Leicester remain third on the league as the put pressure on Manchester United in second place.

Iheanacho, who played both games as the Super Eagles of Nigeria sealed a spot for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Cameroon next year, beat Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, Tottenham striker Harry Kane, West Ham’s Jesse Lingard, Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier, Manchester United defender Luke Shaw and Brighton’s Leandro Trossard to the award.

Reacting to the due recognition, he said: “I’m so pleased and honoured to win this award. It’s great to be recognised, but I couldn’t have done it without the support of my teammates and the manager.

“I’m really enjoying playing at the minute and hopefully I can push on and help the team to finish as high as possible this season.”

The former youth star would be hoping to continue his fine form this weekend when the Foxes face league leaders Manchester City at the King Power Stadium.

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