Islam Slimani made his first start of the season for Leicester City tonight and scored two goals in their 4-1 win over Sheffield United. Slimani, who was making his debut in the League Cup competition, had been on the bench for the Foxes’ first two games in the Premier League.
A frustrating first half saw Slimani get a yellow card in the 24th minute, and he also had a great chance that he missed. Riyad Mahrez was rested and left on the bench as an unused substitute for this match.
However, the second half was much better for the Algerian striker, who scored two goals with his feet to the surprise of many. The first goal was brilliant, as Slimani went round the Sheffield United goalkeeper and scored with a great finish in the 63rd minute.
Just four minutes later, Slimani had his second goal of the night after scuffing in a cross that came in from the right-hand side from close range.
Leicester City now advance to the third around of the English League Cup, where they will find out their next opponents later in the week, but there are still question marks as to whether Slimani will stay at the club.