Carabao Cup: Iheanacho Crashes Out With Leicester City
The Super Eagles duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho have been shown the exit door in the he EFL (Carabao) Cup.
Iheanacho and Ndidi were both in action Tuesday night as Leicester City lost 3-1 on penalty shootout to Manchester City in their quarter final clash.
The Foxes had held City to a 1-1 draw on regulation time but fumbled in the ensuing penalty kicks.
Ndidi provided the assist for Leicester's goal after City went ahead at the King Power Stadium with Marc Albrighton restoring parity for the Foxes after Kevin De Bruyne grabbed the opener.
Iheanacho also tried to score against his former club early in the game as he attempted to fire a shot past goalkeeper Arijanet Muric in the third minute from a Demarai Gray's cross but City defender Eric Garcia cleared the ball before the Nigerian could pounce.
Returning Belgian, De Bruyne got City's goal in the 14th minute.
Iheanacho had another chance 13 minutes before the half time break to level things but his shot at the edge of the box went off target.
Just like Iheanacho, Ndidi also went close to scoring but his 42nd minute shot was only deflected for corner kick.
Ndidi finally made his presence count when he provided a great assist for Marc Albrighton's goal in the 73rd minute as the 22-year old Nigerian found the winger with a wonderful lofted pass. The latter's half volley was too much for Muric to save.
It ended 1-1 at 90 minutes and in the ensuing penalty shootouts, Leicester converted just once but City scored thrice to gain victory over the hosts.
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