Leicester City book FA Cup Final Spot off Iheanacho Strike | XtraTime
Xtra Time Web Desktop: The FA Cup saw its second runner-up decided for the 2020-21 season in what was a well-contested battle between Leicester City and Southampton, which saw the Foxes win with a 1-0 score. A strike from Kelechi Iheanacho in the 55th minute made the difference, propelling Leicester to the final on May 15, where they face Chelsea in a battle to see who comes out on top.
The game saw a rather lackluster first half, where neither team really shone, and there was nothing to differentiate the two teams at half-time. The winner came early enough, in the form of a goal from fit Nigerian striker Iheanacho, who put him in the net in the second moment after asking after a brilliant job from his hitting partner Jamie Vardy. Southampton were lackluster on the attack and were not even able to force Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel throughout the game. Out of a total of 16 shots created by both teams, Iheanacho’s strike was the only one on target.
This means the Nigerian forward now has 10 goals in his last 7 appearances for the Foxes. The FA Cup final will be historic for Leicester City, as they begin their first final since 1969, when they lost 1-0 to Manchester City. This will be the opportunity for them to win the first FA Cup in the history of their club. They will face a strong Chelsea side under the leadership of Thomas Tuchel, who also finds himself in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Leicester himself has some brilliant advice in the form of Brendan Rodgers so it promises to be a close battle. It remains to be seen who wins this match, and it promises to be an exciting game for sure, so check out this space.