Iheanacho sends Foxes into FA Cup last 16




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kept his impressive FA Cup scoring to strike early as Leicester City edged Brentford 1-0 at Griffin Park to progress to the last 16 of a competition they have never won.

The 23-year-old Nigerian rounded off an excellent three- move begun by Dennis Praet’ pinpoint through ball after four minutes to his ninth goal in as many starts in the competition.

Brentford’ defeat ensured , with a move to new ground scheduled for next , this the cup game after 116 years at the tumbledown stadium.

Any chance of an upset effectively ended by Brentford manager Thomas Frank’ decision to field a ahead of a key Championship game against promotion rivals Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

Leicester, who play Aston Villa in a League Cup semi- on the same day, also rested players and had to negotiate several uneasy moments.

Chief among them when Emiliano Marcondes hit the post in the half as the side pressed strongly for an equaliser.

With Luka Racic forcing a fine save from keeper Danny Ward and then substitute Bryan Mbeumo having a late goal chalked off for offside. (Reuters/NAN)