Kelechi Iheancho Delighted With Carabao Cup Goal Against Millwall
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Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheancho was on target Wednesday as his club Leicester City moved into the 4th Round of the 2022 Carabao Cup after defeating EFL Championship side, Millwall 2-0 at The Den.
The former Manchester City player scored on the 88th minute to propel the Foxes into the next round and expressed joy over the goal and the progression.
His compatriot Ademola Lookman, making his full debut for the Foxes, had the simplest of tasks to slot home the rebound after Iheanacho’s shot was parried and broke the deadlock five minutes into the second half.
Few minutes after fluffing a chance, the Super Eagles striker put the game to bed when he blasted the ball from the edge of the area to double the advantage in the 88th minute.
On his brilliant strike, Iheanacho told LCFC TV post-match : “It’s a sweet goal, it’s a rocket, we’re happy with that but it was a team work and we’re happy going into the next round.
“We put the work in today, we defended really well the last ten minutes and we got the first goal early in the second half then got the second goal.
“I am happy with the goal and I’m looking forward to the next round”.
Iheanacho went on to explain that he went for goal instead of passing the ball to Patson Daka because he did not see the Zambia international.
“I didn’t see him really. If I saw him I would have passed it to him but I think he’ll be happy with the goal. If I miss that one I think he will be fuming. I think next time I’ll pass to Patson”.
The 2013 U17 World Cup Golden Ball winner played a big part in Ademola Lookman’s first goal in Leicester City’s colours , the former England youth international slotted the ball into an empty net after Iheanacho’s shot was parried by the Millwall goalie.
“It was a good counter attack from the team, took the ball well and tried to put the ball in the bottom corner but the keeper parried it for Ade and it was a difficult finish, difficult technique but he guided it in so it’s a good finish,”added Iheanacho.
Leicester City have been drawn against Brighton & Hove in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup and the match will be played at the King Power Stadium in the week commencing October 25.