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Rodgers Celebrates ‘Aggressive, Strong, Wonderful Goal Scorer’ Iheanacho

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed his delight at the resurgent form displayed by Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho in his team’s 2-1 home win against Everton on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.

Iheanacho seized the opportunity of his first Premier League game of the season and delivered a heroic performance at the King Power Stadium after replacing Ayoze Perez in the 62nd minute.

He provided a perfect assist for Jamie Vardy to put Leicester on level terms after Everton shot into the lead through Richarlison’s goal. Then he netted a dramatic winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

The Super Eagles forward was massively voted the man-of-the-match by Leicester City fans after the game. He claimed 72 per cent of the fans’ votes, to beat Vardy (16%) and Wilfred Ndidi (7 %). Five per cent of the fans’ votes went to ‘others’.

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“I was so pleased for him because there’s him and a number of other guys that don’t feature so much and sometimes [they’re] not even on the bench,” Rodgers told LCFC TV.

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“But that’s a result of how hard he works and he stays focused. He’s very much there for the team and I think he showed his quality today.

Rodgers added: “His [Iheanacho] set-up play was very good when came into the game, he was aggressive, he was strong, and he had an assist and then he scored a wonderful goal, so it was a brilliant performance by him.”

“I think all the players were so happy for him in there afterwards, as we all are, because there’s a lot of guys that are playing regularly, but he’s the guy that came into the game today and was the hero for us.

“You’ve seen the reaction through the whole stadium, so it was fantastic.”

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Don’t Miss Russell Westbrook Facing Magic At Amway Center

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Don’t Miss Russell Westbrook Facing Magic At Amway Center. Get all Orlando Magic tickets with no fees at TickPick. Tix to Orlando Magic vs. Houston Rockets at Amway Center starting at $32. Can Evan Fournier replicate his monstrous 18-point performance in last night’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers?

Houston Rockets are coming off a 116-110 home win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. James Harden had 55 points (20-of-34 shooting), 8 assists and 10 threes. Clint Capela contributed 10 points (5-of-6 shooting), and 13 rebounds (5 offensive).

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Russell Westbrook had a great all-around performance 23 points (9-of-20 shooting), 6 assists and 7 rebounds. This will be the first time these teams meet this season. Both are expected to be mostly healthy.

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The Rockets are averaging 15.833 threes a game, while the Magic are coming in with only 10.0. Limiting this gap in the three-point shooting will be key for a Magic win. Both teams are coming off back-to-back games. The Magic are in the midst of a 4-game road trip.

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Ruiz Promises Return To Top Of Heavyweight Division After Losing Titles To Joshua

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Andy Ruiz Jr has vowed he will be a champion again after losing his world heavyweight titles to Anthony Joshua last week in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

The Mexican- American was beaten by the British fighter on a unanimous points decision after a cagey rematch between the pair.

With other challenges ahead for Joshua, it remains to be seen where Ruiz will go next but he has promised to return to the top of the heavyweight division sooner rather than later.

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In a tweet posted on Thursday night, Ruiz said: ‘I’ll be back stronger. I WILL be a champion once again.

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‘I appreciate all the love and support from my true fans. I appreciate the haters as well and can’t wait to prove the haters wrong once again.

‘Back to the gym. Let’s start this journey to the belts.’

Joshua was officially ordered by the World Boxing Organisation to defend his WBO title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk on Thursday night.

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Don’t Miss Marcus Morris Sr. Facing Kings At Golden 1 Center

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Don’t Miss Marcus Morris Sr. Facing Kings at Golden 1 Center. Get all Sacramento Kings tickets with no fees at TickPick. Tix to Sacramento Kings vs. New York Knicks at Golden 1 Center starting from $31.

Will Buddy Hield be able to replicate his monstrous 23-point performance in last night’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder? New York Knicks are coming off a 124-122 home win over the Golden State Warriors. Marcus Morris Sr. came up big with 36 points (10-of-18 FG), 10 rebounds and 5 threes.

RJ Barrett Jr. contributed 22 points (8-of-16 FG) and 10 rebounds. Julius Randle was solid with 24 points (7-of-16 shooting), 5 assists and 13 rebounds.

Related: Kings And Buddy Hield Will Host Thunder At Golden 1 Center

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Kings won the last head-to-head matchup between the teams on the road. NY has just one win in their last 5 games. Both teams are expected to be at full strength today with no notable injuries.

Knicks are much better rebounding squad; ranked 16th overall while Sacramento is just 29th.

Kings will be playing their second game in two nights. They have 4-road games to go till coming home.

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