Walsall 0-1 Leicester: Iheanacho delivers for City again

Starlyon King
By Starlyon King
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  • Iheanacho’s goal sends Leicester into the fifth round of the FA Cup
  • Rodgers’ side took the lead thanks to Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho strike
  • Leicester City found it hard to break the deadlock against League Two side in the first-half
  • Tielemans failed to convert a spot kick in the 48th minute, hitting the post

Kelechi Iheanacho sends Leicester City into the 5th round with a powerful deflected strike.

Tielemans missed a penalty in the 48th minute, his penalty was well-saved by goalkeeper Owen Evans.

Leicester scored the winning goal when Kelechi Iheanacho, who had come on as a substitute, hit a shot that was deflected and sailed past Evans, the opposing team’s goalkeeper.

Leicester City had difficulty breaking through the defense of their lower-league opponents Walsall for over an hour, but Brendan Rodgers brought on Kelechi Iheanacho, a skilled FA Cup scorer, as a substitute.

Iheanacho only needed five minutes on the field to score his 17th goal in the competition, with his deflected shot being the only goal of the match and securing Leicester’s advancement to the fifth round.

Despite controlling the game and constantly pressuring the Walsall goal, Leicester had to wait until the 68th minute for their breakthrough.

Youri Tielemans, who had scored the winning goal in the 2021 FA Cup final for Leicester, missed a penalty kick earlier in the second half, hitting the post. But Iheanacho, who has the most goals in the competition since his debut in 2016, again made a decisive impact and provided a boost for Leicester during a challenging time in the Premier League.

Leicester City had difficulty breaking through the defense of their lower-league opponents Walsall for over an hour, but Brendan Rodgers brought on Kelechi Iheanacho, a skilled FA Cup scorer, as a substitute.

Iheanacho only needed five minutes on the field to score his 17th goal in the competition, with his deflected shot being the only goal of the match and securing Leicester’s advancement to the fifth round.

Despite controlling the game and constantly pressuring the Walsall goal, Leicester had to wait until the 68th minute for their breakthrough.

Youri Tielemans, who had scored the winning goal in the 2021 FA Cup final for Leicester, missed a penalty kick earlier in the second half, hitting the post. But Iheanacho, who has the most goals in the competition since his debut in 2016, again made a decisive impact and provided a boost for Leicester during a challenging time in the Premier League.

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