African players abroad ZAMBIA : Patson Daka opens scoring account for Leicester

Zambian striker Patson Daka opened his scoring account for Leicester City and provided an assist in the 3-3 draw with Queens Park Rangers (QPR) at Kiyan Prince Foundation on Saturday afternoon.

Daka started upfront with Jamie Vardy in the pre-season game as Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers experimented that combination ahead of the Premier League season.

QPR went in front against the run of play after Vardy had missed a scoring chance for the Foxes earlier on.

Charlie Austin fired to the top corner of goalkeeper Jakupović’s net on the stroke of half-time.

In the second-half, QPR built on their lead when Yoann Berbet headed in the second goal in the 55th minute.

Chasing the game, Rodgers made a number of substitutions which paid dividends.

Finally, City scored on 75 minutes when Dewsbury-Hall fired from close range.

Thereafter, the moment for Daka arrived as he was set clear unmarked outside the edge of the box before he fired a hard and low shot via the near post to level matters.

However, QPR restored the lead through Mark Warburton in the 82nd minute.

The Zambian signed for Red Bull Salzburg had a final say on the game when he won a penalty after being fouled.

Nigerian Kelechi Iheanacho stepped forward to convert from the deadly spot and make it 3-3.

Commenting on Daka’s performance on TV, ex-Leicester midfielder Dean Hammond said: “He (Patson Daka) didn’t have to put his laces through the ball for his goal. He just side-footed it into the net and that’ll do great things for his confidence going forward.”

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