The forward was the man of the moment again in the FA Cup, coming off the bench to score the only goal of the game.
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Leicester, who beat fourth-tier strugglers Gillingham by a single Iheanacho goal last time out, faced a stern test from a hard-working, high-energy Walsall side eager to shut out their top-flight opposition.
A second-half strike from Iheanacho was enough for City to win the tie and progress to the fourth round, and they will find out their opponents when the draw is made on Sunday.
As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, English football was postponed last weekend after the country’s longest-serving monarch passed away on Thursday.
The Nigerian put Leicester ahead in the first minute, but a Luke Thomas own goal and Moises Caicedo’s strike gave Brighton the advantage.
The 25-year-old is in his fifth season at the King Power Stadium after his 2017 move from Manchester City He has scored 47 goals in 176 appearances, including 12 in 25 Premier League appearances during the 2020/21 campaign.
Arsenal, in their pre-season campaign, showed incredible form as they wrapped up the campaign with a 6-0 win over Sevilla on July 30, 2022. New signing, Gabriel Jesus, is looking to be a good deal for Arsenal as he netted a hat trick in the match. But the Eagle boss, Patrick Vieira, will no doubt love to start with a win against his old side.
Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers handed Iheanacho his first start in preseason when the Foxes locked horns with English League One side Derby County in their fourth preseason game.
Iheanacho had a topsy-turvy campaign with the Foxes last season.
The Leicester City manager has watched from the touchline as his frontman, playing in place of the injured Jamie Vardy, has tried a cute chip when through one-on-one in the last three outings, but failed to find the net each time.
Glasgow Rangers midfielder, Joe Aribo strolled into the camp on Tuesday morning along with Calvin Bassey, Kenneth Omeruo, Watford’s Emmanuel Dennis, Calvin, France-based Innocent Bonke as number of players in camp rose to eighteen at press time.
Nigeria will take on Ghana on Friday in the first leg of the playoff before engaging them in Abuja on Tuesday for the second leg.
According to Leicester City goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel, Kelechi Iheanacho is the best finisher at the club.
Ligue 1’s second-highest goalscorers this term – threatened in stages, however City were clinical in attack and claimed a victory in the first leg of their round of 16 tie.
The Championship side struck thrice in nine first-half minutes to race into a 3-0 lead after just 32 minutes.
Leicester City lifted the historic trophy for the first time in their club’s history last season with a 1-0 win over Chelsea.
The Al Arabi of Tunisia striker caught the Nigerian side napping with a strike from 20-yard in the 47th minute of the tie at the Roumbe Adija Stadium in Garoua, Cameroon.
President Buhari spoke with the team via video conference from the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Sunday morning.
The usual suspects are; Stand-in captain William Troost-Ekong, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, while others are starting first time since they began their campaign in Cameroon.
The Nantes of France star beats other top performers like Kelechi Iheanacho, Joe Aribo and Taiwo Awoniyi to the award.