Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho continued his impressive form in the English FA Cup when he came off the bench to head home the winner for Leicester City against Brighton and Hove Albion, AOIFootball.com reports.
Without a start or goal in the FA Cup this campaign, the former Manchester City man started off the bench with star striker Jamie Vardy leading the line whilst there was a second cup start for fellow countryman Wilfred Ndidi.
In a relatively quiet first 45 minutes, both clubs were conservative going forward as the duo of Vardy and Perez failed to fashion out clear cut chances for the hosts.
Needing a change in the dimension of his team play, Coach Brendan Rogers made a triple substitution after the hour mark with Iheanacho, Maddison, and Choudhury replacing, Vardy, Ndidi, and Perez.
The substitution will go on to yield positive results as Iheanacho grabbed the game’s winner deep into injury time as they sealed a place in the quarterfinals.
Elsewhere, it was an entertaining encounter for Alex Iwobi as his Everton side needed extra time to dispatch Tottenham 5-4 to reach the quarterfinals.
Davison Sanchez gave the visitors a shock lead inside 3 minutes but the hosts stunned back in some style after just 8 minutes.
First Dominic Calvert-Lewis made it 1-1 on 36 minutes before Richarlison made it 2-1 three minutes later, with Sigurdsson scoring from the spot two minutes to half time to establish a two goals lead for Everton.
Erik Lamela then ensured Tottenham went into the break with plenty of hope coming into the second period when he made it 3-2 deep into first-half injury time.
Davison Sanchez then got his brace before the hour mark to make it 3-3 but Richarlison also completed his brace 10 minutes later to restore a 4-3 lead for Everton with Iwobi making way for Bernard afterwards.
Harry Kane then scored seven minutes from time to send the game into extra time but it was the hosts who had the last laugh to an entertaining encounter when Bernard scored in extra time to seal a 5-4 win.
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