Nigeria and Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho has cancelled the record former Nigeria international, Yakubu Aiyegbeni is holding in the FA Cup.
Iheanacho registered a brace in Leicester City’s 5-1 humiliation of Peterborough on Saturday.
In doing so, the 21-year-old erase a record previously held by Aiyegbeni, as kelechi extended his tally in the prestigious competition to nine goals in nine matches.
Aiyegbeni notched eight goals in twenty matches in the FA Cup adorning the jerseys of Reading, Middlesbrough and Portsmouth.
While it took the retired Nigeria international 10 years to score 8 goals in the FA Cup, Iheanacho became Nigeria’s leading scorer in the FA Cup after only 2 years.
Below are Nigeria’s top 10 scorers in the FA Cup:
- Kelechi Iheanacho – 9 goals, 9 matches
- Yakubu Aiyegbeni – 8 goals, 20 matches
- Victor Moses – 6 goals, 29 matches
- Nwankwo Kanu – 6 goals, 24 matches
- Victor Anichebe – 4 goals, 21 matches
- Danny Shittu- 4 goals, 12 matches
- Emmanuel Emenike – 4 goals, 6 matches
Kayode Odejayi – 3 goals, 26 matches
- Obi Mikel – 3 goals, 32 matches
- Victor Obinna, 3 goals, 3 matches.
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