FA Cup: Iheanacho Scores Winning Goal For Leicester Against Brentford

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Kelechi Iheanacho netted the lone goal as Leicester City knocked Brentford out of the FA Cup at the Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon to progress to the fifth round.

The Nigerian forward scored the goal, which proved to be the decider, in the fourth minute of the game off a Justin James assist.

After some early exchanges between both sides, it was Leicester who created the first goalscoring opportunity of the game after Ayoze Perez was denied poking home into an empty net by a last-ditch tackle by Luca Racic.

But moments later, Iheanacho was on hand to smash a left-footed shot into the net following some good play and inch-perfect cross by Justin on the right.

The score remained that way through the rest of the game, even though the home side made the best efforts to score an equaliser that would set up a replay.

Iheanacho was replaced by his manager, Brendan Rodgers, after seeing 68 minutes of action with Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall coming in for him.

The Super Eagles forward has now netted nine goals in his nine FA Cup starts for both Manchester City and Leicester (5 goals for Leicester & 4 for Manchester City).

He also took his tally for the season to seven and three assists in 12 appearances in all competitions for the Foxes this season and would be hoping to add to it when Leicester City take on Aston Villa in a Carabao Cup semi-final second leg tie at the Villa Park on Tuesday.

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