FA Cup: Iheanacho Breaks Nigerian’s Scoring Record (See Top 10)

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Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has broken former Nigeria international, Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s goal record in the FA Cup.

Iheanacho scored twice in Leicester City’s 5-1 thrashing of Peterborough on Saturday.

In doing so, the 21-year-old broke a record previously held by Aiyegbeni, as he took his tally in the prestigious competition to 9 goals in 9 appearances.

Aiyegbeni notched 8 goals in 20 appearances in the FA Cup wearing the jerseys of Reading, Middlesbrough and Portsmouth.

While it took the retired Nigeria international ten years to score eight goals in the FA Cup, Iheanacho became Nigeria’s leading scorer in the FA Cup after only two years.

Below are Nigeria’s top ten scorers in the FA Cup:

1. Kelechi Iheanacho – 9 goals, 9 matches

2. Yakubu Aiyegbeni – 8 goals, 20 matches

3. Victor Moses – 6 goals, 29 matches

4. Nwankwo Kanu – 6 goals, 24 matches

5. Victor Anichebe – 4 goals, 21 matches

6. Danny Shittu- 4 goals, 12 matches

7. Emmanuel Emenike – 4 goals, 6 matches

Kayode Odejayi – 3 goals, 26 matches

9. Obi Mikel – 3 goals, 32 matches

10. Victor Obinna, 3 goals, 3 matches

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