The Nigeria international struck the winning goal at Griffin Park as Brendan Rodgers’ men zoomed into the next round of the FA Cup
The Foxes reached this stage following a 2-0 triumph over Wigan. And against the Bees, they needed the Nigerian’s first-half effort to progress into the fifth round.
It was an eventful evening for man-of the-match Iheanacho who also extended his FA Cup record at Griffin Park.
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The ex-Manchester City forward who now shifts attention to Tuesday’s English League Cup semi-final against Aston Villa revelled in Leicester’s victory.
Safely into the hat
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“Great work out there, on to the next round. Thanks to our fan for their support,” Iheanacho tweeted.
Great work out there, on to the next round. Thanks to our fan for there support
The 23-year-old endured a sweltering start to the season at King Power Stadium as he was frozen out of Brendan Rodgers’ squad.
However, a change in fortune saw the former U17 World Cup star return to playing ways – and he has scored seven goals across all competitions to show for that.
After the game against the Villans, the former English champions host Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in a crunch Premier League fixture on February 1.