Kelechi Iheanacho

Iheanacho: A Beautiful, Wonderful Goal

Kelechi Iheanacho was struck by a moment of beauty as he fired home Leicester City’s winning goal against Southampton in the semi-final of the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday.
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- Kelechi Iheanacho speaks to LCFC TV after Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup Final triumph against Southampton
- He fired home the winner in a 1-0 triumph at Wembley Stadium
- Iheanacho now has 10 goals in his previous seven outings for City across all formats

The Nigeria striker’s 10th effort in his last seven appearances in all competitions sent City into their first FA Cup Final since 1969, marking a memorable day in the capital for Brendan Rodgers’ men.

Having also scored decisive goals against Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United, Iheanacho spoke of his elation after helping his outfit through.

“It’s really amazing, it’s a dream come true,” he told LCFC TV. “I didn’t know it’s going to come like this, but we are in the final now so we are really happy.

“We need to get back and work hard and focus in our next game. Hopefully, the final, we’ll really work had that we win.”

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A Dream Come True, Says Iheanacho

Foxes forward Kelechi Iheanacho spoke to LCFC TV after scoring the winning goal in City's 1-0 FA Cup Semi-Final win over Southampton.

Iheanacho’s winner came after some fine work from strike partner Jamie Vardy, who raced down the left and squared to the Leicester No.14 to fire home at the second attempt.

“It’s a beautiful goal,” he continued. “As I said before, the partnership between me and Vards (Jamie Vardy), it’s outstanding. His running off the ball, it’s really good.

“He took the defenders on and he cut it back. I was unlucky with the first shot. It bounced off the defender and came back to me, and I picked the corner. I’m really happy we did it together as a team.”

When asked about playing in front of 4,000 spectators, Iheanacho said: “It’s really amazing. Hearing the supporters when I came out for the warm-up, the supporters shouted, and it was really good.

“It was a good feeling to see them back in the stadium again. When we are playing, you can hear them screaming and shouting.”

Iheanacho has attracted plenty of support since his move to King Power Stadium, and much of that has come from his homeland of Nigeria, where he is immensely popular.

He added: “Probably half of Nigeria is watching the game today! They will be really happy and pleased that we’ve got to the final.

“Chelsea have a lot of fans in Nigeria, and they love me as a player, so it’ll be half and half supporting us in Nigeria in the final! Hopefully, we win in the final!”

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