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FA Cup: Iheanacho’s First Goal In Four Months Secures Win For Leicester; Okoye In Action As Watford Crash Out

FA Cup: Iheanacho’s First Goal In Four Months Secures Win For Leicester; Okoye In Action As Watford Crash Out

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho got the goal which sealed a 1-0 win for Leicester City at League Two side Gillingham, in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday.

After a goalless first half, Iheanacho broke the deadlock in the 56th minute, slamming his finish into the top corner from eight yards.

It was Iheanacho’s first goal for Leicester since scoring in a 5-2 loss at Brighton on 4th September, 2022.

While Iheanacho played for 90 minutes Wilfred Ndidi was introduced in the 81st minute for Nampalys Mendy.

Also Read: Mendy Undergoes Surgery After Fracturing Finger In Training

Maduka Okoye and William Troost-Ekong featured for Watford who were eliminated in this season’s FA Cup after a 2-0 defeat to Reading.

It was Okoye’s first appearance for Watford since 23rd August, 2022, in a Carabao Cup tie which the Hornets lost 2-0 to visiting MK Dons.

At Selhurst Park, Joe Aribo was in action for Southampton, who came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1.

Aribo came off for Ibrahima Diallo with three minutes left to play.

In other results, Tottenham Hotspur pipped Portsmouth 1-0 and Preston North End beat Huddersfield Town 3-1.

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  • Yaw, I had the intention of praising Iheanacho for his eloquent goal in the prestigious English FA Cup competition but I don’t want to come across to you as ‘over hyping’ Nigerian players so I will keep my comments to myself.

    But I must confess, it’s a blessing to have players producing performances that lend themselves to be overhyped.

    It is preferable to not having players in Under-20 and Under 17 Afcons. And it is more preferable to not having players participating in Women’s World Cup or players (like Osimhen, Akpom, Maja, Moffi, Onuachu, Lookman, Ejuke or Awoniyi) painting reputable leagues in Europe with goals every other week.

    It’s a really bad thing to have players to overhype!

  • MONKEY POST 1 year ago


    • Papafem 1 year ago

      You’ve brought your negative energy into the new year again. See, Bro, hate him all you like, he’s still a million times well off than a million Monkey Posts. Even on the bench, he makes more money than you with your back bent under the sun for a whole year. Whatever happened to Iheanacho can happen to any player at any time in their career. And that doesn’t mean he won’t come out of it. Victor Moses also “ate” bench and loan moves for years before Conte came on board. Iheanacho will surely meet a coach that will help him grow. That I believe.

      • MONKEY POST 1 year ago

        You must be SNIFFING your NEIGHBORS TOILET for you to compare the GREAT VICTOR MOSES to IHEANACHO who has sat on the BENCH the whole of his CAREER more than the number of MINUTES HE has step foot on the PITCH…

        Are you for real?

        VICTOR MOSES that started DAZZLING from CRYSTAL PALACE then moved to WIGAN and then CHELSEA….

        Sat on the BENCH a couple of times for CHELSEA though but let’s not forget HE DAZZLED in the EUROPA LEAGUE with CHELSEA under BENITEZ SCORED some couple of BEAUTIFUL GOALS and then WON it…

        • MONKEY POST 1 year ago

          Check the STATS…

          IHEANACHO sat on the BENCH in MANCITY more than the NUMBER MINUTES HE STEP foot on the PITCH..

          And that also applies to his current club LIECESTER CITY…

          And you are comparing his situation to Moses that has already paid his dues even before he came to Chelsea…

          When them dey tell una to dey humble una self una no go gree…

          Una go dey call una self senior man upndan just becos una shine for one season…

          Their omokachi, yekini, obafemi martins, it was the people (streets), media that gave them the bull, goal king, oba goal etc because of their consistent performance, they didn’t force it on themselves and they didn’t let it get to their head..

  • Papafem 1 year ago

    I’ve noted your comments. Today’s date too. And I’ll remind you of all your hopeless remarks when this guy hits the right form once more. Except you’re a chronic enemy of Iheanacho, if you were ever happy that he once scored 12 goals in 46 matches for Man City in the league, and another 12 goals in 25 matches for Liecester in 2020/2021, you’ll surely rejoice with him again. Take that from me.

    • MONKEY POST 1 year ago

      Can’t wait for that time bro…

      I will surely be the first to rejoice with him…

      You are the one getting me wrong if not I love this guy so much since his under days and most recently from that time he scored that beautiful left footed goal against egypt…

      • Papafem 1 year ago

        You simply don’t have to rub it on his face, calling him a bench warmer. That’s harsh and a kind of mockery. We pass through phases in our lives, and when the pendulum swings to that tough divide, standing up for each other, our own, can be of tremendous help. Sometimes, we put words into the mouth of strangers here,whose mission is to always look for things not looking well for us and not the beautiful things about us. If our haters here, people we know so well, call our players names, bench Warners inclusive, how are you different from them?

        As far am I’m concerned, any player who has at any time dorned the colours of this country and fought to make us relevant in the game, is a hero. They deserve no denigrating comment or abuse,no matter the situation with them or their career.

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