Referee Andrew Madley speaks with Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho

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Staff Reporter

Sunday Dec 15, 2019. 18:30

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has slammed Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho following an English Premier League match on Saturday.

With Norwich midfielder Emiliano Buendía having gone down injured, Leicester City striker Iheanacho raced forward with the ball instead of turning the ball over to the opposition in a fair-play act.

This angered Farke, who was unhappy with the 23-year-old player’s decision to keep the ball in play.

“It’s quite common in the whole world that there is fair play and the throw-in goes back to us. I think everybody in the stadium expected this,” Farke said on the Leicester Mercury.

“We were not organised. [Iheanacho] was willing to use this situation not to play the ball but surprisingly to try to score a goal.

“Out of this there was a free-kick given in an unbelievably dangerous area and there was a check of a red card of my player,” he added.

”It was strange. I can’t explain why it was a free-kick and a yellow card for my winger, because then you are always in danger.”

The encounter ended in a 1-1 stalemate and Iheanacho’s Leicester remained second on the English Premier League standings.


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