Saturday, 25 January 2020

Iheanacho extends FA Cup scoring record

Kelechi Iheanacho scored his seventh goal of the season for Leicester City in Saturday’s FA Cup game against Brentford.

In the game played at Griffin Park, the Nigerian handed the Foxes a fourth-minute lead thanks to an assist from James Justin.

Iheanacho’s left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box beat goalkeeper Luke Daniels after he received a cross from the defender.

With that, the 23-year-old has now scored nine goals in his nine FA Cup starts, including from his days as a Manchester City player.

Despite dominating possession against Thomas Frank’s team, the first-half ended 1-0 in favour of the King Power Stadium outfit.

Victory for Brendan Rodger’s men will send them into the fifth round of the competition.

For the Nigerian, he would be hoping to extend his goal tally when Leicester visit Aston Villa for Tuesday’s English League Cup semi-final return leg.

After that, they host Chelsea in a crunch English Premier League showdown on February 1.

The former English champions are third in the English top-flight log with 48 points from 24 outings.

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