FA Cup: Kelechi Iheanacho Fires Leicester Into Fifth Round

By Chidi Nwoke, Abuja.

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A lone strike from Super Eagles of Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho fired Leicester City into the fifth round of the FA Cup after the Foxes beat Walsall 1-0, at the Bescot Stadium in Walsall, England.

Leicester started with Patson Daka in attack with Harvey Barnes and James Maddison supporting on the flanks. Iheanacho was on the bench.

Walsall defended brilliantly in the first half to keep the visitors out as the match was -0-0 at halftime.

Early in the second half, Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans missed a penalty as he saw his effort strike the post after Daka was fouled inside the box.

Substitute Iheanacho then opened the scoring for Leicester in the 68th minute when his long range shot was deflected into the net, beating Walsall goalkeeper Owen Evans.

Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho (14) celebrates goal against Walsall with teammates.

Iheanacho continues his impressive FA Cup record as the highest scoring African with 17 goals in 23 appearances in the history of the competition.

The match finished 1-0 in favour of Leicester City as both sides couldn’t find another goal in the encounter.

Saturday’s FA Cup results

Walsall 0-1 Leicester City

Accrington Stanley 1-3 Leeds United

Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Birmingham City

Bristol City 3-0 West Brom Albion

Fulham 1-1 Sunderland

Ipswich Town 2-2 Burnley

Luton Town 2-2 Grimsby Town

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Fleetwood Town

Southampton 2-1 Blackpool

Preston North End 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United 3-1 Reading.

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