Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Gives Leicester City Win Over Walsall in FA Cup

Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Gives Leicester City Win Over Walsall in FA Cup

  • Leicester City have progressed to the next round of the FA Cup after beating Walsall on Saturday, 28 January
  • Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho was introduced in the second half and scored the winner
  • The former Manchester City star has now been getting praises from fans based on his performance

Kelechi Iheanacho on Saturday night, 28 January, came off the bench to score the winner for Leicester City in their FA Cup win over Walsall for them to qualify for the fifth round.

The Nigerian forward has now become a specialist in the FA Cup with some fans even joking that the competition should be renamed after the Super Eagles star.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City, Walsall, FA Cup
Kelechi Iheanacho's goal gives Leicester City win over Walsall in FA Cup. Photo by Robin Jones
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It was the Nigeria international's 17th goal in 23 FA Cup appearances - the most by any player since Iheanacho made his debut in the competition in 2016.

When did Iheanacho score?

Walsall playing infront of their fans started the match impressively looking for early goal against the Premier League side, but they were unable to get it despite getting chances in the first half.

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Iheanacho was introduced in the second half, and the Nigerian star got the winner in the 68th minute for the Foxes.

What they are saying?

Super Eagles coordinator Pascal Patrick expressed happiness while speaking with Sports Brief on Iheanacho getting the winner for his side.

Statement made by Iheanacho

''I was happy with his performance because Kelechi once again proved himself as one of the best forwards in England and it is a good one.''

Iheanacho donates to needy during Christmas

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho took time out to personally extend his kind heart to the needy during Christmas.

Even though the 26-year-old is currently struggling for playing time at Premier League club Leicester City, Iheanacho showed love to a number of homeless people during the Yuletide season.

He was spotted donating to a local community as he personally moved around to distribute gifts to the homeless during the holiday season.

The former Manchester City striker has not been at the top of his form for the foxes compared to his previous seasons.

Source: Sports Brief News