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Carabao Cup: Iheanacho Nets Decisive Goal In Leicester’s Shootout Win Vs Wolves

Carabao Cup: Iheanacho Nets Decisive Goal In Leicester’s Shootout Win Vs Wolves

By Adeboye Amosu:
Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, was the hero as he converted the final spot-kick to hand Leicester City a 3-1 penalty shoot-out win against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Third Round of their Carabao Cup quarter-final clash at the Molineux Stadium on Tuesday night, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Both sides battled to a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes of thrilling football action.


Iheanacho who came in as a 61st minute replacement for Jamie Vardy netted the decisive spot kick to help the Foxes secure a place in the fourth round after two of his teammates hit the back of the net, while the hosts scored once.

At the Kassam Stadium, Oxford, Manchester City defeated their hosts Oxford United 3-0.

Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden got the goals for Pep Guardiola’s men.

Championship side, Derby County recorded the biggest upset of the night by edging out 10-man Manchester United 8-7 on penalties at the Old Trafford. The game ended in a 2-2 draw after regulation time.

United opened scoring in the 3rd minute through Juan Mata, while Harry Wilson equalised for Derby County from a free-kick on the hour mark.

The hosts goalkeeper, Sergio Romero was sent off in the 67th minute for handling the ball outside of the box as he tried to stop Wilson.

Jack Marriott put Derby County ahead for the first time in the game five minutes from the end but Marouane Fellaini ensured the game went into penalty by grabbing a late equaliser for United.

Phil Jones was the villain as his penalty was saved by Scott Carson.

Oxford 0-3 Man City
Burton 2-1 Burnley
Millwall 1-3 Fulham
Bournemouth 3-2 Blackburn
Wycombe 3-4 Norwich
Preston North End 2-2 Boro (2-4 pen)
Wolves 0-0 Leicester (1-3 pen)
Blackpool 2-0 QPR
Man United 2-2 Derby County (7-8 pen)

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  • _ Confidence Rising _

    The hero of the night for Leicester yesterday vs Wolves was actually their goalkeeper Danny Ward who saved 3 out of 4 penalties however our own Iheanacho deserves a mention for the cool, calm and collected manner in which he despatched his penalty kick to propel Leicester to the next round.

    Iheanacho continues to polarise opinions from those who believe he is the next best thing to those who think he is just a waste of space.

    Iheanacho is no waste of space.

    It does frustrate me at times when he has one brilliant game and then follows it up with a lukewarm performance in another.

    Whereas his performances may be slightly inconsistent at times, Iheanacho remains a player of huge potentials and exceptional qualities.

    The tasks before him this season are huge for club and country.

    Super Eagles fans will be hoping he plays a pivotal role in Afcon qualification matches whilst Leicester City fans will be expecting him to finally come of age in the Premier League.

    With the way he has started this season; focus, hard work, and dedication should see the Under-17 World Cup winner through.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    Fortunately or unfortunately all his naysayers have now fled into oblivion, but watch out for them whenever he had a bad game. At least he’s proving to be a key player for Leicester so far this season and the WorldCup experience is proving vital for his development and confidence. I’ve never doubted his qualities, all a player needs is the coaches confidence and the rest will naturally follow. One thing I love about him is his dedication and hard work. A SuperEagles attack of Kelechi, Iwobi and Nassarra Success is loading. A fearsome Trio that will take Africa and the world by storm in no time. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE# SUPEREAGLES ON THE HORIZON.

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    I know u willl crawl out like  a desert monkey to run ur mouth, when the guy was playing badly last month u disappeared, u are now running ur mouth like a baby, listen  Mr jobless man nobody cares about iheanacho. We criticized him because we want him to work harder. Sheyi Ojo, Kalu, Ayo Saka, Onyekuru,are better players , u can continue to bang ur head on the wall because u disagree with what I wrote.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    You can go and hug transformer I can careless. I’m sure you’ve been banging your head on the wall for the last three weeks he’s been banging in the goals and assists. You can go back and revisit all my posts. I never ran anywhere I’ve always formidably support Iheanacho wether he played badly or played well. You’re the one who fled to Oblivion when he started doing well. Now you crawl out like a frog claiming an Ayo Saka is better after I called you out LMAO! Ayo Saka ko. Why not Wizkid and Davido. As long as I’m here I will continue to expose your short-sightedness. You don’t care about Iheanacho then why are you still talking about him? Mr lowlife. Atoroje.