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Iheanacho turns into highest-scoring energetic participant in FA Cup historical past

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Kelechi Iheanacho scored the 18th FA Cup purpose of his profession which is greater than every other energetic participant

Nigerian worldwide striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored for Leicester Metropolis in a 2-1 house defeat within the FA Cup towards Blackburn Rovers.

The 26-year-old got here off the bench to attain what’s his 18th purpose in 24 FA Cup video games for Manchester Metropolis and Leicester Metropolis mixed.

That purpose was not sufficient to assist the Foxes keep away from a untimely exit from the event nevertheless it did put Iheanacho above present gamers into the FA Cup historical past books.

Kelechi Iheanacho the FA Cup king

Iheanacho’s purpose towards Blackburn on Tuesday places him one purpose forward of English striker Harry Kane on the all-time FA Cup scorers checklist culled from TransferMarkt.

<span class="description"> Kelechi Iheanacho scored for Leicester Metropolis in a 2-1 defeat to Blackburn </span>

The Leicester man had been tied with Kane at 17 targets for many FA Cup targets scored by energetic gamers, that’s footballers who aren’t retired but.

Iheanacho’s 18th purpose within the event has solely been bettered or matched by 11 gamers, all of whom are now not taking part in skilled soccer following their retirement.

Kane is the closest of the energetic footballers to Iheanacho with 17 targets in 26 video games all scored for Tottenham in his spectacular profession to this point.

<span class="description"> Harry Kane is The second-highest scoring energetic participant in FA Cup historical past. </span>

Nonetheless, Tottenham will play their FA Cup fifth-round tie towards Sheffield United, presenting Kane with one other likelihood to both match or surpass Iheanacho once more.

Because it stands, Jackie Milburn (19), Mark Hughes (20), Sergio Aguero (20), Jermain Defoe (22), Wayne Rooney (23), Alan Shearer (25), Frank Lampard (27) and Ian Rush (40).

Bobby Tambling, Peter Crouch and Teddy Sheringham are the one gamers caught on 18 targets together with Iheanacho who will hopefully have time to time to repair up.

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