It was a fine Saturday for Kelechi Iheanacho as he scores the only goal of the encounter at the Griffin Park as Leicester City knocked Championship side Brentford out of this season’s FA Cup.
In the absence of injured former England international Jamie Vardy, the Nigeria international stepped up to fire home what proved to be the winner, just four minutes after kick-off.
The 23-year-old has now scored nine goals in his nine FA Cup starts, including from his days as a Manchester City player.
The Nigerian striker would also be hoping to extend his goal tally to eight this season when Leicester visit Aston Villa for Tuesday’s English League Cup semi-final return leg.
Kelechi Iheanacho continues his recent fine form as he scores for Leicester beat Brentford in the FA Cup.
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However, despite dominating possession against Thomas Frank’s team, it ended 1-0 in favour of the King Power Stadium outfit.
The former English champions are third in the English top-flight log with 48 points from 24 outings.
After the match, Iheanacho took to Twitter to celebrate the victory, he wrote: “Great work out there, on to the next round. Thanks to our fan for there support.”