Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles of Nigeria forward, has opened his goal-scoring account for English Premier League side Leicester City.

Musa, poached from CSKA Moscow in the summer as the champions’ record signing at the time, has struggled so far this season, eventually suffering relegation to the bench following the arrival of Islam Slimani.

TheCable reports that the striker however opened scoring on Saturday in the home duel with Crystal Palace, firing the ball into the right hand corner of the net off a flowing team move also involving Slimani and Shinji Okazaki.

Okazaki doubled the lead in the 64th minute, hitting the ball home from inside the 18-yard box after a Palace attempt to clear a Leicester attack from the left flank fell to him.

Christian Fuchs put Leicester 3-0 up with a sweetly-struck volley on the edge of the penalty area after a headed clearance from Palace, in the 80th minute.

Crystal Palace pulled one back five minutes later, Yohan Cabaye finishing off a low Wilfried Zaha cross from the right.

Buoyed by that goal, the away team piled pressure on Leicester, and Christian Benteke missed a golden chance, fluffing a one-on-one with Kasper Schemeichel.

The very last chance of the game fell to Riyad Mahrez, but he went for power over placement when faced with Steve Mandanda in the six-yard box, and the outcome was negative.