Nigerians in FA cup wrap-up

Leicester City were held to a goalless stalemate by Fleetwood Town at the Highbury Stadium to force a replay fixture with their opponents.

Nigeria striker, Kelechi Iheanacho started on the benFch for the Foxes and was introduced to the fray in the last ten minutes of the game while Wilfred Ndidi was given a well deserved rest for the entirety of the encounter. Ahmed Musa was not among the 18 man list for the game.

At the Vitality Stadium, League One outfit, Wigan Athletic equally forced Bournemouth to a 2-2 draw, with Will Grigg and an Emerson Hyndman’s own goal putting the visitors in the lead early on.

Jordon Ibe who was thrown into the fray for the Cherries on resumption of the second period tallied his second assist on the bounce, teeing up Lys Mousset for his side’s first goal before Steve Cook struck at the death to ensure a replay.

The Vicarage Road clash between Watford and Bristol City saw the Hornets brush aside their lower league opponents 3-0, with Andrè Carrillo, Troy Deeney and Etienne Capoue all getting themselves on the scoresheet.

Stefan Okaka was named on the bench for the hosts while his teammate Isaac Success was not selected for the encounter.

Elsewhere, Millwall booked their place in the next round of the competition after beating their Championship opponents Barnsley 4-1 at the Den, with Nigerian midfielder, Fred Onyedinma scoring the fourth goal for the Lions before making way with five minutes remaining on the clock.

In another FA Cup clash,Manchester City hit Premier League opponents, Burnley for four in a come-from-behind victory to progress into the next round at the Etihad Stadium, with the goals coming from Argentine striker, Sergio Aguero(2), Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva.

Ashley Barnes effort for the Clarets was thus, rendered scant consolation.

Young Nigerian defender, Tosin Adarabioyo was not in the Citizens matchday squad for the encounter.

Finally in the late clash at the Carrow Road between Chelsea and Norwich City, Super Eagle Victor Moses is omitted from the Blues squad to face the Canaries.

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