Iheanacho fires Leicester into FA Cup fifth round

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Kelechi Iheanacho has scored to secure a 1-0 win for EPL side Leicester City over Championship side Brentford in the English FA Cup.

Leicester City have advanced to the fifth round of England's FA Cup as the Premier League outfit secured a 1-0 win at second-tier Championship side Brentford.

In the first meeting between the two sides since January 1993, Kelechi Iheanacho finished off James Justin's cross in the third minute on Saturday to put Leicester in control.

"We defended well and we got the win so it's on to the next round now," said Nigerian international striker Iheanacho.

Brentford, who reached the fifth round last year, did have a better second half with three chances to force a replay, starting with Joel Valencia Castillo hitting the post on 62 minutes.

Luka Racic's spectacular volley was tipped over by Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward with eight minutes to play and Bryan Mbeumo thought he had scored the vital goal to keep Brentford alive in the competition, but it was ruled out by the offside flag.

Source AAP