In-form Kelechi Iheanacho’s late stunner earned Leicester City a crucial 2-1 home victory over Crystal Palace which tightened its grip on third place in the Premier League on Monday.

Nigerian Iheanacho set up Leicester’s equaliser for Timothy Castagne just after halftime, then smashed home an 80th-minute winner to complete the turnaround at the King Power Stadium.

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He has now scored 12 goals in his last nine games in all competitions for Leicester who is closing in on a place in next season’s Champions League.

Thirteenth-placed Palace was the better side in the first half and took the lead through Wilfried Zaha in the 12th minute.

Leicester responded well though to claim the win that moved the side seven points ahead of fifth-placed West Ham United.

It has 62 points from 33 games played, five…

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