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Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho converted from the spot in the 89th minute on Saturday to help Leicester City lift their second Community Shield cup and their first in 50 years.

Though was a controversial penalty call, Kelechi insisted that referee Paul Tierney was right to give a late penalty that handed the Foxes victory over Manchester City in Saturday’s Community Shield.

Ihenacho was introduced into the match with just over 10 minutes to end the game but made an immediate impact, drawing a foul from Nathan Ake inside the box.

Iheanacho stepped up himself to convert the penalty and the only goal of the game, but several City players were left furious by the ref’s decision which decided the clash in Leicester’s favour.

Defending the penalty call by Tierney, an elated Kelechi says “I think it’s a penalty, [Ake] caught me. The referee saw it but he wanted us to play on, so if we scored it would have been okay”.

“I have been practising [my penalties]. I missed one last season but I have been practising all the time. I just had it in my mind to shoot on an angle and hit it hard, so that’s what I did.” he added.

100 million pounds most expensive English player of all time, Jack Grealish’s Manchester City debut was spoiled by Kelechi’s late winner, though was introduced to replace Sam Edozie in the 65th minutes and brought with him some threatening moves. Grealish joined City from Aston Villa on Thursday.

Iheanacho, a formal City player before moving to the King Power Stadium, admitted that beating his former club held an odd feeling for him.

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