In a riveting display of skill and precision, Super Eagles sensations Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi played pivotal roles as Leicester City secured their spot in the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Sheffield United on Friday.
The match witnessed a relentless offensive effort from Leicester City, with Jamie Vardy ultimately breaking the deadlock in the 65th minute. The first half showcased the attacking prowess of Vardy, Iheanacho, and Riyad Mahrez, each coming agonizingly close to opening the scoring.
Ndidi, demonstrating his versatility, unleashed a powerful strike from distance in the first half, testing Sheffield United’s goalkeeper Jamaal Blackman. Meanwhile, Vincent Iborra found himself unlucky not to convert from close range.
Persisting with their offensive onslaught into the second half, Leicester City’s determination bore fruit in the 66th minute when Vardy skillfully headed in Mahrez’s exquisite cross.
For Iheanacho, the clash marked his fourth appearance in this season’s Emirates FA Cup, solidifying his impact with an impressive four goals in the competition. The match also constituted Iheanacho’s 18th outing for the Foxes this season.
Ndidi, Iheanacho’s compatriot, made his second appearance in the competition, contributing significantly to Leicester City’s defensive resilience. The duo’s synchronicity and commendable performances underscored Leicester City’s commitment to FA Cup glory as they progress to the quarter-finals, leaving fans eager for more stellar displays from their dynamic Nigerian duo.