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Iheanacho breaks Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s scoring record in FA Cup


Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho helped himself to a double in Leicester City’s 5-1 thrashing of Peterborough in the FA Cup on Saturday.

After seeing the net twice the 21-year-old Leicester forward broke a record previously held by  Yakubu Aiyegbeni, as he took his tally in the prestigious competition to 9 goals in 9 appearances.

Aiyegbeni had 8 goals in 20 appearances in the FA Cup playing for Reading, Middlesbrough and Portsmouth. While it took the Ex. Super Eagle 10 years to set the 8 goals record in FA Cup, Iheanacho became Nigeria’s leading scorer in the FA Cup after only two years in the tournament.

Scoring 6 goals from 29 matches, Chelsea right wing-back Victor Moses is the third highest Nigerian scorer in the FA Cup, an honour he shares with ex-Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu.

Below are Nigeria’s top ten scorers in the FA Cup:

1. Kelechi Iheanacho – 9 goals, 9 matches

2. Yakubu Aiyegbeni – 8 goals, 20 matches

3. Victor Moses – 6 goals, 29 matches

4. Nwankwo Kanu – 6 goals, 24 matches

5. Victor Anichebe – 4 goals, 21 matches

6. Danny Shittu- 4 goals, 12 matches

7. Emmanuel Emenike – 4 goals, 6 matches

8. Kayode Odejayi – 3 goals, 26 matches

9. Obi Mikel – 3 goals, 32 matches

10. Victor Obinna, 3 goals, 3 matches

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