The English winger got here from the bench to assist the Foxes for his or her second strike within the rout of the Blades on Sunday
Leicester Metropolis star Marc Albrighton moved to 3rd within the rating of gamers who’ve registered most assists as an alternative within the English Premier League.
Having changed Ricardo Pereira at the start of the second-half, Albrighton assisted Ayoze Perez for the Foxes’ second purpose towards Paul Heckingbottom’s males within the 5-Zero rout.
After darting down the precise wing, the 31-year-old confirmed nice consciousness to pick the Spaniard, who drove on the guests’ backline earlier than drilling a low shot into the far nook of Aaron Ramsdale’s purpose put up.
It was his 13th help as an alternative within the English elite division, placing him above Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu into third place.
13 – Marc Albrighton has assisted 13 Premier League objectives as an alternative; solely Ryan Giggs and Theo Walcott (14 every) have registered extra assists from the bench. Pay-off. pic.twitter.com/ndvGC525sz
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 14, 2021
Solely Manchester United nice Ryan Giggs and the Everton loanee, who hav 14 assists to their names from the bench, has carried out greater than the previous Aston Villa and Leicester Metropolis man.
Ex-Cardiff Metropolis and Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey is tied in fourth place with the previous Nigeria worldwide, with 12 assists as an alternative.
Kanu teamed up with the Gunners from Serie A outfit Inter Milan for a reported £4.15 million payment in 1999 and immediately established himself in Arsene Wenger’s squad.
Throughout his five-and-a-half years on the North London outfit, he gained two Premier League titles, two FA Cup diadems, one FA Charity Protect Cup, earlier than becoming a member of West Bromwich Albion.
Notably, the lanky striker got here off the bench to make a big impression in first few outings for the Gunners with objectives towards Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa as an alternative.
He additionally bagged a 15-minute hat-trick towards Chelsea in October 1999, which helped Arsenal flip round a two-goal deficit to say a 3-2 win. As well as, the two-time African Participant of the 12 months winner was a part of the Invincible staff that gained the 2003-04 Premier League title with out shedding a recreation.
Due to their newest win, Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes moved as much as second within the Premier League after accruing 56 factors from 29 fixtures. They sq. up towards Manchester United of their subsequent recreation as they hope to beat the Purple Devils to a FA Cup semi-final place.