Newcastle Legend Includes Iheanacho In Premier League Team Of The Week


The Nigerian international was on fire last weekend, and that impressed one of the greatest strikers to ever play in the English top-flight

Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer has included Kelechi Iheanacho in his Premier League team of the week following hat-trick heroics last weekend.

Iheanacho made history on Sunday after scoring three times in Leicester City’s 5-0 thrashing of Sheffield United at the King Power Stadium.

It was his first Premier League hat-trick. With his new achievement, he joins Efan Ekoku, Kanu Nwankwo, Peter Odemwingie and Yakubu Aiyegbeni as the only Nigerians to have scored a hat-trick in the English top-flight.

Iheanacho’s performance impressed Shearer, who is the Premier League’s all-time top scorer with 260 goals. The former England international put Iheanacho in his team of the week.

The Super Eagles star is part of a three-man attack that includes Erik Lamela and Dwight McNeil. Chelsea’s goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is Shearer’s pick in goal.

Ozan Kabak, James Tarkowski and Luke Shaw formed a three-man defence while Leandro Trossard, Emile Smith Rowe, Tyler Roberts and Ayoze Perez occupied the midfield.

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