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Kelechi Iheanacho scored an 83rd-minute penalty as Nigeria salvaged a 1-1 draw in their friendly against Senegal in London.

Watched by just over 2,000 fans at The Hive, the Manchester City striker stepped up to cancel out Moussa Sow’s 56th-minute opener for Senegal.

Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi started the match for Nigeria while Liverpool’s Sadio Mane also made an appearance for Senegal as a second-half substitute.

Everton’s Idrissa Geye impressed in the midfield for Senegal, while Leicester City duo Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi were also in action.

Moussa Sow opened the scoring (Photo: REUTERS)

Iheanacho’s late penalty absolved some of the blame for two big misses which will not have done his changes of landing a regular spot in the Manchester City side much good.

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