The Japan international scored a phenomenal goal to give Leicester a lead over Newcastle Monday.
Leicester City's improbable title charge has been full of individual brilliance, and Shinji Okazaki presented the latest instance on Monday.
Midway through the first half against Newcastle, Okazaki put the Foxes ahead on a bicycle kick, sending the King Power Stadium faithful into a frenzy. With Leicester only up on Tottenham by two points (with a game in hand) entering the day, and with just a handful of games remaining in the season, the tension accompanying each game is only rising. Okazaki did what he could to relieve it with his spectacular effort, which landed at his feet after a series of aerial balls around the Newcastle box.
Watch Okazaki's goal, which wound up being the winner in a nervy 1-0 result, below:
The match was notable for another reason too, as it marked Rafa Benitez's debut as Newcastle manager.