FA Cup: Leicester 1-0 Brighton: Kelechi Iheanacho scores winner

FA Cup: Leicester 1-0 Brighton: Kelechi Iheanacho scores winner

Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho scored his fifth purpose of the season

Kelechi Iheanacho scored a 94th-minute winner as Leicester edged previous Brighton to succeed in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Substitute Iheanacho nodded in from Youri Tielemans’ cross to settle an in any other case unremarkable contest.

With either side making seven adjustments for the tie, the primary half was a sluggish burner and neither crew had been capable of register a single shot heading in the right direction.

The second half improved barely with Andi Zeqiri and Cengiz Underneath each having efforts dominated out for offside.

The quarter-final draw takes place on Thursday, with matches being performed throughout the weekend of 20-21 March.

Brendan Rodgers’ aspect, now overwhelmed simply as soon as in 13 video games, reached the final eight of the competitors for the second successive season – however a nasty-looking knee damage to James Justin will take the gloss off the outcome.

The in-form English full-back landed awkwardly within the second half and appeared to jar his leg on impression with the turf. He was carried off on a stretcher.

The 2 greatest openings of a lacklustre 45 minutes fell to Adam Lallana however the Brighton midfielder was unable to work goalkeeper Danny Ward with both of his strikes from exterior the realm.

The vigorous Zeqiri curled broad and had a low shot saved out by Leicester’s second-choice keeper Ward. On the different finish Turkey worldwide Underneath’s effort, following a stunning one-two with James Maddison, was pushed away by Christian Walton.

With the prospect of additional time and penalties looming on a cold night, the Foxes performed a fast nook deep in damage time and Iheanacho popped as much as nod residence his fifth of the season.

Cup specialist Kelechi – the stats

  • Leicester Metropolis have reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in back-to-back seasons for the primary time since 1968-69.
  • Leicester stay unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions towards Brighton (W6 D2), conceding simply twice on this run.
  • Brighton have misplaced their first ever English home cup match towards Leicester, having progressed from every of their earlier three such ties towards the Foxes in both the FA Cup or League Cup.
  • Brighton have conceded simply three targets within the FA Cup this season, all of which got here in added on time – the forty sixth minute towards Blackpool, the 96th at Newport and the 94th minute at Leicester.
  • Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho scored his eleventh FA Cup purpose on his seventeenth look within the competitors, and his first since January 2020 towards Brentford.
  • All 4 photographs heading in the right direction within the match arrived after the 82nd minute (three for Leicester, one for Brighton), together with Kelechi Iheanacho’s 94th-minute winner.

Participant of the match

IheanachoKelechi Iheanacho

Leicester Metropolis

  1. Squad quantity14Participant identifyIheanacho

  2. Squad quantity2Participant identifyJustin

  3. Squad quantity10Participant identifyMaddison

  4. Squad quantity8Participant identifyTielemans

  5. Squad quantity25Participant identifyNdidi

  6. Squad quantity4Participant identifySöyüncü

  7. Squad quantity9Participant identifyVardy

  8. Squad quantity46Participant identifyDaley-Campbell

  9. Squad quantity28Participant identifyFuchs

  10. Squad quantity20Participant identifyChoudhury

  11. Squad quantity33Participant identifyThomas

  12. Squad quantity19Participant identifyÜnder

  13. Squad quantity18Participant identifyAmartey

  14. Squad quantity12Participant identifyWard

  15. Squad quantity17Participant identifyAyoze Pérez

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad quantity5Participant identifyDunk

  2. Squad quantity3Participant identifyWhite

  3. Squad quantity29Participant identifyZeqiri

  4. Squad quantity6Participant identifyKarbownik

  5. Squad quantity15Participant identifyModer

  6. Squad quantity22Participant identifyTau

  7. Squad quantity17Participant identifyAlzate

  8. Squad quantity14Participant identifyLallana

  9. Squad quantity31Participant identifyWalton

  10. Squad quantity13Participant identifyGroß

  11. Squad quantity10Participant identifyMac Allister

  12. Squad quantity33Participant identifyBurn

  13. Squad quantity8Participant identifyBissouma

  14. Squad quantity34Participant identifyVeltman

Line-ups

Leicester

Formation 3-4-3

  • 12Ward
  • 18Amartey
  • 4Söyüncü
  • 2JustinSubstituted forFuchsat 75′minutes
  • 46Daley-Campbell
  • 25NdidiSubstituted forChoudhuryat 62′minutes
  • 8TielemansBooked at 52mins
  • 33Thomas
  • 19Ünder
  • 9VardySubstituted forIheanachoat 62′minutes
  • 17PérezBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMaddisonat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 6Evans
  • 10Maddison
  • 11Albrighton
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 15Barnes
  • 20Choudhury
  • 28Fuchs
  • 50Tavares

Brighton

Formation 3-5-2

  • 31Walton
  • 3WhiteSubstituted forVeltmanat 71′minutes
  • 5Dunk
  • 33Burn
  • 6Karbownik
  • 13Groß
  • 14LallanaSubstituted forBissoumaat 79′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15Moder
  • 17AlzateSubstituted forMac Allisterat 79′minutes
  • 22Tau
  • 29Zeqiri

Substitutes

  • 7Connolly
  • 8Bissouma
  • 9Maupay
  • 10Mac Allister
  • 18Welbeck
  • 23Steele
  • 25Caicedo
  • 34Veltman
  • 54Weir

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