Kelechi Iheanacho scores only goal of game as Leicester City beat Southampton to book place in FA Cup final

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winner as Leicester City booked their place in the FA Cup final for the first time in 52 years with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Southampton at Wembley Stadium.

The in-form Nigeria international scored in the 55th minute to take take his tally to ten goals in his last seven games — and 15 in all competitions this season.

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Jamie Vardy sprinted past Jan Bednarek on the left and moved into the area before picking out Iheanacho, who tucked home from seven yards after his initial effort was blocked by Jannick Vestergaard.

Since a change of formation by Brendan Rogers, which allows the former Manchester City forward play alongside Vardy in attack, the Nigerian has been in brilliant scoring form.

 

After scoring in four straight games for the Foxes, Iheanacho failed to find the back of the net in the Premier League clash with Manchester City on April 3, but netted twice in the 3-2 loss at West Ham last week.

And on Sunday, the FIFA U17 World Cup winner continued where he left off against The Hammers, scoring the only goal against The Saints to book Leicester City their first FA Cup final since 1969.

In the final, which will hold on May 15, the King Power Stadium outfit will face Chelsea — who beat Manchester City 1-0 in the other semi-final tie.

Mfoniso Williams

Passionate Nigerian football writer who, for many years, has travelled across Nigeria to cover league games.

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