FA Cup: Iheanacho Single-Handedly Rips Brentford Apart

FA Cup: Iheanacho Single-Handedly Rips Brentford Apart

Nigeria International, Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal of the match to put Leicester City through to the fifth round of the FA Cup after a 1-0 victory on Saturday, January 25, at Brentford.

Despite being without the injured Jamie Vardy and several changes to the side, Leicester stormed out of the blocks and took an early lead courtesy of Iheanacho’s close-range strike after a sublime ball from Dennis Praet, for the Nigerian’s seventh goal in nine games

The Bees finished the first half strongly although Ayoze Perez should have doubled his side’s lead, but his effort was saved.

Thomas Frank’s side outran the Foxes for most of the second period and came close to scoring when Marcondes’ deflected cross hit the post.

Brentford continued to press and Luka Racic was denied by a stunning save by Danny Ward in the closing stages while substitute Bryan Mbuema had a goal correctly chalked off for off-side.

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And Brendan Rodgers side held on thanks to their defensive doggedness to seal their place in the next round and must now turn their attentions to the League Cup semi-final reverse fixture against Aston Villa on Tuesday.

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