Iheanacho Laments Leicester FA Cup Ouster

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Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho scored for Leicester City in their 2-1 home defeat in the FA Cup fifth-round against Blackburn Rovers to set a new goals record in the competition but the forward is unhappy the Foxes were bundled out by their second tier opposition.

The goal extended his number to 18th in 24 FA Cup games for both former club Manchester City and Leicester, making him the  prolific player in the competition at the moment.

The 26-year-old came off the bench to score but his goal was not enough to help the Foxes avoid an exit from the tournament, but it puts Iheanacho above current players in the FA Cup.

Iheanacho’s 18th goal has only been bettered or matched by 11 players, all of whom are no longer playing professional football following their retirement.

Reacting to his goal, Iheanacho told Leicester City’s official website, “It was a good ball from Barnsey (Harvey Barnes), on the flank, taking it well and working the man, cutting it back

 “It was the right cross at the right time. Hopefully there’s more to come, but we’re out of the competition now.”

But the Nigerian striker admitted he was disappointed by the exit of the Foxes.

“It’s a tough one to take. As I said, we need to do more, to stay in the league and get up there.”

“I am so disappointed, I don’t even have the words now especially because we were at home,” Iheanacho told said.

“We did our bit but it was not enough. If you don’t do what you have to do, you get punished. We just have to look forward to the Premier League and do better.”

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the closest of the active footballers to Iheanacho with 17 goals in 26 games all scored for Tottenham.

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