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Iheanacho Scores Again As Villa Beat Leicester; Qualify For League Cup Final

Iheanacho Scores Again As Villa Beat Leicester; Qualify For League Cup Final

Kelechi Iheanacho was on target again but this time it was not enough as a late goal from Egypt’s Trezeguet saw Aston Villa beat Leicester City 2-1 in the second-leg semi-final of the Carabao Cup at Villa Park on Tuesday night, Completesports.com reports.

Villa progressed into the final 3-2 on aggregate after holding Leicester to a 1-1 draw in the first-leg at the King Power.


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Iheanacho scored in the 72nd minute to make it 1-1 after stabbing home Harvey Barnes’ low cross from the left.


But in the 93rd minute, Trezeguet scored the winner as he slotted home a long cross from Ahmed El Mohamady.

He was also on target in the first-leg, canceling out Federic Guilbert’s opener for Villa.

On Saturday he scored the only goal in Leicester’s 1-0 win against Brentford in the Emirates FA Cup fourth-round.

It was Iheanacho’s eight goal in 13 appearances in all competitions for Leicester this season.

Also in action for Leicester was Iheanacho’s Super Eagles teammate Wilfred Ndidi.

Villa had opened the scoring against the run of play through Matt Targett whose left-foot strike, from Jack Grealish assist flew past Jasper Schmeichel.

The last time Villa played in the League Cup final was in 1996 when they beat Leeds 3-0.

By James Agberebi

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  • OK na. kele has go back to his primary style of football.
    Iheanacho or aribo should take that no10 role frow iwobi ASAP, no time. because they can both make use of their pace and determination to drive forward to score or assist. kele and aribo they create a lot. that no10 role is most weak position in the super eagle. the combo of chukwueze kalu aribo or iheanacho running and driving forward to assist osimhen and desser or maja will be too hot for opposition.

    • Joel Chidi 2 years ago

      You have said your own but I don’t think you know much about football, if not you would realise that every good move by the S.E strikers have always come from Iwobi. We tend to forget easily. If you have been following kele’s progress, you will realize that the key area he has improved drastically is his positioning and that must be from the coaching he is getting. So many of the goals he has been getting yhis season, has been coming from running into the blind spots left by defenders. We should be talking football and not bring up irrelevant topics that won’t foster peace and encouragement amongst the players fighting for us. Another major improvement is his first time control. He improved so much on that too. Then finally, he has added more movements to his game. With that, other players are seeing him and feeding him with the ball thus getting more involved with the phases of the game. Talk sports and leave aribo benching buhari while osinbajo partnering with kele. That is bar men talk. I come in peace

      • Lord AMO 2 years ago


      • Adisboy 2 years ago

        Joel, thanks for the wisdom. Don’t mind @Victor who is clearly showing the level of his football knowledge. Iheanacho, has never & will never be a no 10. He is a striker plain & simple! I believe 2nd stiker or no 8,is where he’s most effective. Iwobi has been very vital for the way we currently play in the SE & has been very effective. I don’t understand some people oo

      • Chima Eligbue Samuels 2 years ago

        Thanks Adisboy theres no need to ditch Iwobi because Kele is back. We should all note as well that not all players must be scoring to be in the first eleven as some can be a creative fulcrum etc. I also support the the view of kelechi better and more efficient as 8.

        We have a great strike force what is left is great defence and goalkeeper.

      • Jesu! Man you are mouthed!

        • Chima Eligbue Samuels 2 years ago

          Thanks bro we are almost there with proper management we should be a force at Qatar 2022!

    • Iwobi still remain the first choice no 10,however he needs a competitor so that he will always be on top of his game. For long he has been hot and cold because he don’t have competition in his role,I think for now kelechi should give him that.

      • Chima Eligbue Samuels 2 years ago

        @Goal Kelechi is not a direct rival to Iwobi rather the two compliment each other when they play together. Example was the Argentina match where they tore the team apart. Kelechi is not a 10 leave that to Aribo and Iwobi to fight for and if you see sometimes they can even play together but for now Iwobi is our undisputed 10 not until Eze or Ovie comes.

        The battle for spot this 2020 will be hot i can tell that any coach will love this headache. For now lets not talk down or put our players against each other.

        • We are saying the same thing, I said for now he should deputies or give him a wake-up call ,don’t forget kelechi used to play no 10 role during his youth days so that role wouldn’t be new to him until we get either eze or ovie as opposition to Iwobi . I never talk down of Iwobi, all I’m clamouring for is us having good bench.

          • Chima Eligbue Samuels 2 years ago

            Goal during his days he was playing as No8 supporting Isaac success before Success got injured and Awoniyi came in of which he also supported Awoniyi plus he scored and created assists.

    • Unique 2 years ago

      I wish I can dislike your comment twice. You simply don’t know what you are saying. My brother, your call is to become a table tennis analyst.

  • Chidi 2 years ago

    Truth be told the current eagles r average players with d exception of ndidi n aribo,we the fans tend to over hype them there by putting pressure on them n d coaching crew,let’s go easy with them n trust GR with time he will mold a golden generation team