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Kelechi Iheanacho sends Leicester City into FA Cup last 16

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Kelechi Iheanacho kept up his impressive FA Cup scoring record to strike early as Leicester City edged Brentford 1-0 at Griffin Park to progress to the last 16 of a competition they have never won.

The 23-year-old Nigerian rounded off an excellent three-man move begun by Dennis Praet’s pinpoint through ball after four minutes to record his ninth goal in as many starts in the competition.

Brentford’s defeat ensured that, with a move to their new ground scheduled for next season, this was the final cup game after 116 years at the tumbledown stadium.

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Any chance of an upset was effectively ended by Brentford manager Thomas Frank’s decision to field a second team ahead of a key Championship game against promotion rivals Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

Leicester, who play Aston Villa in a League Cup semi-final on the same day, also rested players and had to negotiate several uneasy moments.

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