FA Cup: Iheanacho Grabs Brace, Ndidi On Target As Leicester Advance

FA Cup: Iheanacho Grabs Brace, Ndidi On Target As Leicester Advance

 Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice while his compatriot Wilfred Ndidi added another one for Leicester City in the FA Cup on Saturday as the Foxes defeated English third-tier side Peterborough 5-1 in the fourth round of the competition.
Fousseni Diabate scored a brace also for Leicester City who advanced to the fifth round of the competition.
Iheanacho’s double took his tally to four for Leicester City in the competiton this season and nine in nine matches since he made his debut in the colours of Manchester City.
Fousseni Diabate, making his Leicester debut, shot the Foxes ahead in the ninth minute. Iheanacho doubled Leicester City’s lead in the 12th minute with a clever shot from distance

The Super Eagles star scored his second goal of the encounter in the 29th minute, finishing off a superb cross to hand his side a 3-0 lead into the break.
Hosts Peterborough got a goal back through Andrew Hughes to make it 3-1 in the 58th minute.
Six minutes later Claude Puel reacted to the goal by bringing on Wilfred Ndidi for Harvey Barnes in the 64th minute to shore up the Foxes midfield.
Iheanacho was also replaced with 10 minutes left to play by Ben Chilwell.
With Peterborough searching for a second goal, throwing more players in attack, Diabate grabbed his second of the game to put the game beyond Peterborough, before Ndidi added gloss to the scoreline with Leicester’s fifth goal in the 90th minute.

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  • abdul rahman 1 year ago

    The current kanu of Nigeria ”iheanacho”

  • Vitalis 1 year ago

    Nice play boys,keep it up!

  • Patrick 1 year ago

    Iheanacho is a world class player. His coach ought to give him more opportunities.

  • Oginni ayodele 1 year ago

    Nice one guys

  • I think Leicester FC is now beginning to understand Kelechi’s style of play. Before they expect their strikers to all play like Vardy. But right now with more speedy players like Diabatte playing in other positions, they will start using Kelechi as an Aguero-like or Kane-like striker.

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 1 year ago

    Paul, you are not helping yourself for not using Iheanacho as when necessary. The Nigerian National couch knows what this young man can do if he is motivated to a degree. Iheanacho my young one, keep it up. In Russia soon, the World will be at your Golden feet. Amen.

  • Ifeanyi 1 year ago

    I thank God for KELECHI he is beginning to show the stuff he is made of. Very soon those who criticize him will sing his praises. The coach should give him more playing time especially in league matches.

  • john 1 year ago

    iheanacho has really discovered his goal scoring form by the way his tally for leicester is five not four