Call him Mr FA cup and back that with stats Kelechi Iheanacho has scored more goals (16) than anyone in the competition since his first strike in 2016.
Iheanacho scored the his 16th FA cup goal today and his first strike in the competition is subject of today’s edition of History book.
NORWICH 0-3 MANCHESTER CITY
Aged 19 and in the early days of his professional career, Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first English FA cup goal as Manchester City cruised into the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday with a 3-0 road victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road.
Now retired Argentine forward Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne scored either side of Iheanacho’s goal in the game on January 9, 2016.
That was Iheanacho’s 5th goal of the season, the teenager received a pass from Aguero on the right side of the box and slotted a shot past Ruddy to put City in the driver’s seat of the third-round just like the Leicester City vs Gillingham clash 6 years later.
TITLE WIN IN 2021 WITH LEICESTER CITY
Following his switch to Leicester City in search of regular football, Iheanacho was instrumental as the foxes won the English FA cup title in 2021.
The Eagle was on a fairytale run and scored important goals especially vs Manchester United and Southampton in the Semi-final to setup a final vs Chelsea.
The Foxes deservingly got the title and Iheanacho dominated headlines for his goals to facilitate the success.
16TH AND COUNTING
Kelechi Iheanacho has not had the best of seasons this term but was handed a starting role by Brendan Rodgers on Saturday January 7, 2023.
The left footed Nigerian forward justified his inclusion with the match winner, his 16th In the competition.
With Leicester City through to the FA Cup fourth round, the Iheanacho who is goal happy in the competition will likely add to his tally.
If Iheanacho recreates his 2021 form and fire Leicester City to the title, he will create even more stats for the History books.