Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed why he subbed Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho during the Foxes 4-2 win over Manchester United on Saturday in the Premier League.
Iheanacho stole a ball Harry Maguire should have cleared before passing to Youri Tielemans who scored a stunner in the 31st minute.
The 25-year-old, who was in a blistering form last season, scoring 19 goals across all competition and helping the Foxes to FA Cup glory, has only managed 11 appearances so far this term.
Speaking after the thrilling encounter, the Northern Irish tactician explained the impact Daka made after coming on for Iheanacho in the 77th minute
“James [Maddison] and Kels (Kelechi Iheanacho) put everything into the game, so we needed to keep the freshness in the team, we needed to keep them pushing,” Rodgers told the club’s official website.
“And obviously bringing Patson on, he wants to run in behind, he’s a natural goalscorer,” he said.
Leicester scored their goals through Youri Tielemans, Çaglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy, and Daka, while Man United’s two goals were notched by Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.
The Foxes will now shift their focus to the Europa League where they are set to face Spartak Moscow at Otkrytie Bank Arena on Wednesday.