Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice while his compatriot Wilfred Ndidi added another one for Leicester City in the FA Cup on Saturday as the Foxes defeated English third-tier side Peterborough 5-1 in the fourth round of the competition.
Fousseni Diabate scored a brace also for Leicester City who advanced to the fifth round of the competition.
Iheanacho’s double took his tally to four for Leicester City in the competiton this season and nine in nine matches since he made his debut in the colours of Manchester City.
Fousseni Diabate, making his Leicester debut, shot the Foxes ahead in the ninth minute. Iheanacho doubled Leicester City’s lead in the 12th minute with a clever shot from distance
The Super Eagles star scored his second goal of the encounter in the 29th minute, finishing off a superb cross to hand his side a 3-0 lead into the break.
Hosts Peterborough got a goal back through Andrew Hughes to make it 3-1 in the 58th minute.
Six minutes later Claude Puel reacted to the goal by bringing on Wilfred Ndidi for Harvey Barnes in the 64th minute to shore up the Foxes midfield.
Iheanacho was also replaced with 10 minutes left to play by Ben Chilwell.
With Peterborough searching for a second goal, throwing more players in attack, Diabate grabbed his second of the game to put the game beyond Peterborough, before Ndidi added gloss to the scoreline with Leicester’s fifth goal in the 90th minute.