Carabao Cup: Iheanacho starts as Leicester are knocked out on penalties


High drama played out in Tuesday night Carabao cup quarter final match between Leicester City and Manchester City at the King Power stadium as both teams could not be separated in regulation time, City eventually triumphed 4-2 on penalties after the tie ended 1-1 in extra time.

Leicester City started with Kelechi Iheanacho in a lone striking role which left him mostly isolated and chasing after the ball in the first half as Manchester City enjoyed possession.

Iheanacho escaped seeing red after getting a yellow card in the 23rd minute for a late lounge on goalkeeper Bravo as both players contested a lose ball.

Man city took a deserving first half lead into the break with young English central defender of Nigerian decent Tosin Adarabioyo showing composure.

Iheanacho was subbed off in the 57th minute for Jamie Vardy who went on to equalize via a controversial penalty late on.

Another young player with Nigerian background Dele-Bashiru was brought in by Coach Guardiola in the 90 minute but city would go on to knock out the foxes 4-2 on penalties.

Leicester City were without suspended Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and out of favour Ahmed Musa was not on the bench yet again.

In the other quarter final, Arsenal defeated West Ham 1-0 at the Emirates stadium to book their place in the semifinals

Nigerian international Alex Iwobi was rested for this one having picked up a slight knock over the weekend. Chuba Akpom was an unused substitute for the Gunners.

Arsenal and Manchester city have both advanced into the semi finals with Chelsea and Manchester United hoping to complete a big-four semi finals match up when they play in the last two quarter final matches on Wednesday.

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