London – Kelechi Iheanacho kept up his impressive FA Cup scoring record 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.
Any chance of an upset was effectively ended by Brentford manager Thomas Frank’s decision to field a second team ahead of a key Championship game against promotion rivals Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.
Leicester, who play Aston Villa in a League Cup semi-final on the same day, also rested players and had to negotiate several uneasy moments.
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)