Griffin Park
The Emirates FA Cup • 4th Round
  • 2nd Half
  • Brentford
  • Leicester City
  • ValenciaMbeumo
  • GrayMaddison
  • ThompsonHenry
  • IheanachoDewsbury-Hall
  • MokotjoDasilva
  • 1st Half
  • Brentford
  • Leicester City
  • Iheanacho

Brentford - Leicester City
The Emirates FA Cup - 25 January 2020

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FULL TIME: Leicester win 1-0 courtesy of Iheanacho's early strike. But they clung on in the second half with Brentford carving out several chances and having a goal disallowed. Thanks for following the game with us..


Brentford still pressing but there are some tired touches. Good defending from Fuchs to clear.


There will be 3 added minutes.


The visitors are clinging on here, they have been sub-par in the second half despite Maddison coming on.


Marcondes' corner is cleared at the near post, it falls to Ranic who scuffs it wide.


Good defending from Soyuncu who comes sliding in to force a corner.


DISALLOWED GOAL! The ball is volleyed in for Mbeumo who tucks it away from close range but is well off-side. Leicester's defence moved forward swiftly.

Kelechi Iheanacho

WHAT A SAVE! Brentford have a controversial corner, Fuchs is claiming he did not touch it. From the corner, Racic's volley is tipped over by Ward!


Brentford make another change. Mbeumo is on for Valencia.

  • James Maddison
    OffDemarai GrayLeicester CityMaddison is on for Gray, who has drifted in out of the game.
  • James Maddison
    OnJames MaddisonLeicester City

Maddison is on for Gray, who has drifted in out of the game.

  • Rico Henry
    OffDominic ThompsonBrentfordHenry is on for Thompson. The corner can now be taken for Leicester, the keeper gets a touch to claw it away.
  • Rico Henry
    OnRico HenryBrentford

Henry is on for Thompson. The corner can now be taken for Leicester, the keeper gets a touch to claw it away.


Justin does well to outmuscle Thompson and his shot takes a deflection and its a corner. Thompson needs treatment for cramp so there will be a delay.


The visitors' performance has dipped in the second half, they have lacked intensity. And the last thing they need is a replay at the King Power Stadium.


Brentford are looking to reach the FA Cup fifth round in back-to-back seasons for only the second time, also doing so in 2004-05 and 2005-06.


Promising move from Brentford until Dasilva fires a cross which is overhit.


Ihenacho is indeed off for the wonderfully named Dewsbury-Hall.


Leicester preparing to make a change, its much needed. Iheanacho could be making way.


Thomas Frank's side are looking the more likely to score at the moment.


POST! Brentford take a quick free-kick, Marcondes' curling cross flicks off Soyuncu and hits the post. From the corner, Gray eventually clears.


The free-kick is aimed towards the back post but the whistle is blown for a foul on keeper Ward.


This is good from the home side. This time Perez brings down Marcondes around 35 yards out and its a free-kick.


Zamburek is tripped from behind by Gray and its a free-kick midway in the Leicester half. They try a clever short one but give it away. Huge groans from the crowd.


Perez breaks free on the right, collects Albrighton's pass, and his cross is blocked for a corner. The delivery from Albrighton is flicked away.


Bit lazy from Ihenacho who is caught off-side after a ball over the top form Fuchs, little movement from the striker to stay level.


Nice long ball out to Valencia on the left, who bursts forward into the area and his cross/shot flies across goal.


Better start from the home side. Valencia's cross is blocked for a corner. The delivery from Marcondes is overhit though.

  • Josh Dasilva
    OffKamohelo MokotjoBrentfordBrentford make a change with Josh Dasilva on for Mokotjo, who has a knee injury.
  • Josh Dasilva
    OnJosh DasilvaBrentford

Brentford make a change with Josh Dasilva on for Mokotjo, who has a knee injury.


KICK OFF: The managers jog across the pitch to get back to the dugouts.And Brentford get the game underway.

  • End of 1st Half

HALF TIME: Ihenacho's early goal separates the sides. But Brentford have improved as the game wore on and had some good chances of their own. An entertaining 45 minutes.


CLOSE! Marcondes with a dipping effort from distance which lands on the roof of the net, that was a good effort.


There will be 1 added minute.


GOOD SAVE! Perez is through on goal, has plenty of time, but his drive is beaten away by Daniels.


CLOSE! Lovely floated ball from Mokotjo to Marcondes who opts to head it tamely at the keeper.


Perez has drifted out of the game. He has made some good runs but hasnt been picked out.


CLOSE! Thompson's low drive from distance is saved by Ward, who gets his fingertips to it, and its a corner. The corner is eventually cleared.


CHANCE! Nice composure from Choudhury. It comes to Praet, who cuts inside and tries an ambitous shot from a tight angle but its well over the bar. Disappointing end to a promising move.


This game may be the last FA Cup tie at Griffin Park with plans for a new stadium. And the hosts are still in this game and have improved after a nervous start.


CLOSE! Albrighton latches onto a stray pass and fires in a low drive from around 20 yards which goes narowly wide. That was a huge let-off.


Dervisoglu wanted a free-kick on the edge of the box for a tackle by Morgan but the ref waves play on. Interestingly, the Bees have only progressed from one of their past 12 FA Cup ties against top-flight opponents, beating Sunderland 2-1 in 2006.


Brentford and Leicester City have not met in the FA Cup since the 1948-49 season - the Foxes have knocked out the Bees in all three previous FA Cup ties they've faced (1935-36, 1946-47 and 1948-49).


Leicester have been more sloppy in the final third in the past ten minutes and the home side are growing in confidence.


Morgan blocks a cross and its a corner. The delivery is punched away by Ward for a throw-in, good goalkeeping.


Despite the injuries, changes to their side and the looming Carabao Cup semi-final second leg with Aston Villa on Tuesday, the visitors have looked impressive. And Soyuncu has been dominant at the back.

Leicester City celebrate scoring against Brentford

We have reached the midway point of the half. Leicester have looked more hungry. But its more evenly balanced now, both sides creating chances, its been good stuff.


CLOSE! Valencia plays it to Dervisoglu on the edge of the box who has space and his curling effort goes just wide. Brentford starting to have more joy going forward.


CLOSE! Yearwood trips Gray 25 yards from goal. Gray steps up and his free-kick hits the top of the wall and its a corner. Its played short but Brentford win it back.


CLOSE! Roerslev's low cross is a good one, its teed up for Marcondes whose scufed shot goes into the top of the side netting.


GOOD SAVE! Iheanacho runs onto a long ball over the top and fires in a low effort at the near post which Daniels blocks.


Justin fell awkwardly after winning a header but looks to be okay. Leicester's high press has denied the home side any space so far.


Leicester have been dominant and lead through the former Manchester City striker's goal.


CHANCE! The on-fire Perez is tripped by Yearwood near the left hand side of the box. The free-kick is driven in low by Gray but it hits the side-netting. He should have gone for a cross really.


Brentford give it away again. The ball falls to Praet on the edge of the box but his drive is blocked.


Brentford, who are without their prolific front three due to injuries, have yet to settle with their passing.

  • Kelechi Iheanacho
    GoalKelechi IheanachoLeicester CityGOAL FOR LEICESTER! Simple as you like. Choudhury and Praet involved, its played to the right for Justin whose low cross is tucked away by an unmarked Iheanacho at the far post.

GOAL FOR LEICESTER! Simple as you like. Choudhury and Praet involved, its played to the right for Justin whose low cross is tucked away by an unmarked Iheanacho at the far post.


Ward tries some fancy footwork and is nearly tackled by Dervisoglu but he wins a foul, that was risky from the keeper.


CLOSE! Iheanacho feeds Perez who rounds the keeper and is about to shoot into an empty net but Racic pulls off a brilliant tackle after 20 seconds!


KICK OFF: Former England cricketer Alec Stewart hands the ball to the referee. And we are now underway with Leicester kicking off in their royal blue shirts.


COUNTDOWN: 5 minutes until kick off at Griffin Park!


The Bees, famed for their MoneyBall approach, are 5th in the Championship and have won three of their last 4 games with one draw.


Nostalgia time..


Leicester's form has been patchy in 2020. Three wins, two defeats and a draw although they thrashed West Ham 4-1 in midweek. But they will be without Vardy and Mendy who picked up injuries against the Hammers.


LEICESTER: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Soyuncu, Fuchs, Choudhury, Praet, Gray, Albrighton, Perez, Iheanacho.


BRENTFORD XI: Daniels, Thompson, Yearwood, Mokotjo, Valencia, Marcondes, Dervisoglu, Jeanvier,Zamburek, Racic, Roerslev.


Brentford are third highest goal scorers in the Championship this season while Leicester are the third highest scorers in the Premier League. Both sides have a reputation for stylish football.


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