Griffin Park, FA Cup Fourth Round - Brentford 0 Leicester City 1 (Iheanacho 4)
Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal of the game to put Leicester through to the fiifth round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win at Brentford.
Despite being without the injured Jamie Vardy and several changes to the side, Brendan Rodgers' team stormed out of the blocks and took an early lead courtesy of Iheanacho's close range strike after a sublime ball from Dennis Praet, the Nigerian's seventh goal in nine games.
The Bees eventually settled into a rhythm and came close to scoring through Emiliano Marcondes on two occasions.
Brentford finished the first half strongly although Ayoze Perez should have doubled his side's lead but his effort was saved.
The Bees outfoxed the Foxes for most of the second period and came close to scoring when Marcondes' deflected cross hit the post.
Thomas Frank's side continued to press and Luka Racic was denied by a stunning save by Danny Ward in the closing stages while substitute Bryan Mbuema had a goal correctly chalked off for off-side.
And Leicester held on thanks to their defensive doggedness to seal their place in the next round and must now turn their attentions to the League Cup semi-final second leg against Aston Villa on Tuesday.
Leicester City celebrate scoring against Brentford
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Plucky Brentford unfortunate to earn at least a replay.
It was a shocking opening ten minutes that ultimately cost the home side. Maybe it was the pressure of the TV cameras or it potentially being the last FA Cup tie at Griffin Park but they started badly. But they were the better side in the second half and created enough enough to scores.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Danny Ward (Leicester): The former Liverpool 'keeper deputised well for Kasper Schmeichel, commanding his box and making a stunning late save to deny Racic.