18 Goals in 24 Games: Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho Enters Into Top 10 FA Cup Scorer’s List

18 Goals in 24 Games: Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho Enters Into Top 10 FA Cup Scorer’s List

Babajide Orevba
  • Kelechi Iheanacho scored in Leicester City's 2-1 loss to Blackburn in the FA Cup
  • The Nigerian international has now taken his tally in the competition to 18, as he enters into the all-time scorers' chart
  • Former Liverpool and Leeds United striker Ian Rust tops the chart with his staggering 37 goals

Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho has now entered the English FA Cup’s top ten scorer’s chart following his goal against Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday, February 28.

It was his third FA Cup goal of the season, taking his tally in all competitions this campaign to six, as he continues his resurgence.

Blackburn came from behind to score two goals as Leicester City lost 2-1 to crash out of this season’s competition.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Super Eagles, Leicester City
Kelechi Iheanacho has now scored 18 goals in the FA Cup. Photo: Geoff Caddick
Source: Getty Images

Below are the top 10 all-time scorers in the English FA Cup, as per Be Soccer

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1. Ian Rush

Leeds United, Newcastle, Liverpool, Wrexham AFC - 37 goals in 67 matches

2. Frank Lampard

Chelsea, Manchester City, West Ham United - 28 goals in 73 matches

3. Teddy Sheringham

Manchester United, Millwall, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham, Colchester United - 23 goals in 40 matches

3. Wayne Rooney

Derby County, Everton, Manchester United - 23 goals in 49 matches

3. Alan Shearer

Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle, Southampton - 23 goals in 46 matches

6. Jermaine Defoe

AFC Bournemouth, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham - 22 goals in 39 matches

7. Sergio Aguero

Manchester City - 20 goals in 22 matches

7. Kalvin Phillips

Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Blackpool, Southampton, Sunderland, Watford West Bromwich Albion - 20 goals in 42 matches

8. Peter Crouch

Portsmouth, Queens Park Rangers, Southampton, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool - 18 goals in 45 matches

9. Mark Hughes

Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Manchester United, Southampton - 18 goals in 51 matches

10. John Barnes

Newcastle, Watford, Liverpool - 18 goals in 63 matches

10. Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester City, Manchester City - 18 goals in 24 matches

Daniel Amartey hails Iheanacho

Sports Brief earlier reported that Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey has praised teammate Kelechi Iheanacho after netting the winner in the FA Cup clash against Walsall.

The Ghanaian defender lauded Iheanacho for his latest mark, insisting the competition was made for the Nigerian. He told Leicester City media:

“I think this tournament is for Kelechi. I will say that because every game he will come in and score in this tournament. I'm happy for him."