Iheanacho laments Leicester FA Cup ouster

Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho set a new FA Cup fifth-round goals record for Leicester City in their 2-1 home defeat to Blackburn Rovers, but the forward is disappointed the Foxes were knocked out by their second-tier opponents.

The goal was his 18th in 24 FA Cup games for both former club Manchester City and Leicester, making him the competition's most prolific player at the moment.

The 26-year-old came off the bench to score, but his goal was insufficient to keep the Foxes in the tournament, but it elevates Iheanacho above current FA Cup players.

Iheanacho's 18th goal has only been surpassed or matched by 11 players, all of whom have retired from professional football.

"It was a good ball from Barnsey (Harry Barnes), on the flank, taking it well and working the man, cutting it back," Iheanacho said of his goal, according to Leicester City's official website.

"It was the perfect cross at the perfect time. Perhaps, there will be more, but we are no longer in competition."

Nonetheless, the Nigerian striker said he was devastated by the Foxes' departure.

"It's a difficult one to swallow. As I already stated, we need to do more to stay in the league and move forward."

"I am really unhappy, I don't even know what to say right now, especially because we were at home," Iheanacho told LCTV.

"We did our bit but it was not enough. If you don't do what you're supposed to do, you'll be punished. We just need to focus on the Premier League and do better."

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the closest active footballer to Iheanacho, having scored 17 goals in 26 games for Tottenham.

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