Leicester City scraped past a determined Walsall by just a single goal to march into the FA Cup fifth round. Going into the game, Walsall had form and home advantage on their side, having lost just once in their last 13 games.
Whilst the Saddlers gave Leicester a tough outing, a heavily deflected Kelechi Iheanacho strike gave LCFC fans a much-needed goal to save themselves from any embarrassment. In reality, it was the least the Foxes deserved, having spurned a plethora of chances throughout the game. Despite intermittent pressure from the home side, Leicester City saw the game out to move into the fifth round. Is another cup run possible?
Kelechi Iheanacho is Leicester City’s saviour, again
Starting with the elephant in the room, Kelechi Iheanacho once again demonstrated his magic touch in the FA Cup. Despite being deprived of minutes and starts, the Nigerian often comes up with the goods and today was no different. Whilst there was a touch of fortune in his goal, his all-round play was pretty good, holding it up and looking like Leicester’s biggest goal threat.
It is worth saying that Patson Daka was by no means bad today. The Zambian was also dangerous and his movement granted him several chances, none of which were particularly easy. Nevertheless, he lacks the all-important clinical edge at the moment.