FA Cup: Iheanacho scores Leicester City’s only goal to down Walsall 0-1

Nigerian International forward, Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winning goal for the second consecutive Emirates FA Cup game as Leicester City pip League Two club, Walsall 1-0 in their fourth round tie on Saturday.

It was Iheanacho’s 27th goal in just 46 domestic cup outings.

The forward took the place of Zambia international Patson Daka on 63 minutes.

Iheanacho, who also scored in Leicester City’s 1-0 victory against Gillingham in the third round fired home the winning goal in the 68th minute.

The forward’s 20-yard effort took a deflection off Brandon Comley before sailing into the net.

He now has 17 goals in 23 FA Cup appearances.

Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers has praised Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho’s showing in the Foxes’ win against Walsall in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.

“He came into the game with a real fire in his belly to perform and did really well,” Independent quoted Rodgers as saying.

“For a large part of my time here Vardy has been our number one striker, we brought Patson (Daka) in who could replicate that and Kelechi is a fantastic link player for us.

“We always have a strong team out and Walsall today, give them credit. Michael[Flynn] has done an excellent job since coming in here.

“I thought we were good in the second half, the method to our game was better. We adapted a couple of things at halftime and started to threaten a bit more.”

His international teammate, Wilfred Ndidi missed the game due to injury.

Leicester City play Aston Villa next in a Premier League game at Villa Park on Saturday, February 4.

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