Leeds, Leicester keep away from FA Cup shocks

Leeds beat Accrington Stanley 3-1 to ebook their place within the fifth spherical of the FA Cup for the primary time in seven years as Leicester additionally prevented a shock with a 1-0 win at Walsall on Saturday.

Jack Harrison’s beautiful long-range strike settled Leeds’ nerves of an upset in opposition to the League One facet on the Wham Stadium.

Jesse Marsch’s males face a struggle to outlive within the Premier League, however are starting to click on as an attacking power with the return of Patrick Bamford and Luis Sinisterra from harm to enrich new signing Georginio Rutter.

Bamford’s sensible reverse go teed up Junior Firpo to double the guests’ lead simply after the hour mark.

Two minutes later, Sinisterra tapped dwelling Harrison’s cross to finish the tie as a contest.

However there was a second to savour for Stanley as 18-year-old Leslie Adekoya pulled a purpose again 9 minutes from time.

Leicester have been pushed even nearer by League Two Walsall solely to be bailed out by FA Cup specialist Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Nigerian has scored extra objectives within the competitors than some other participant since making his debut in 2016.

Iheanacho’s seventeenth purpose in 23 FA Cup appearances had some fortune as his strike from the sting of the field took a depraved deflection for the one purpose 23 minutes from time.

Leeds and Leicester be a part of Manchester Metropolis as the primary three sides to ebook their place within the final 16 of the cup.

Metropolis noticed off Arsenal 1-0 on Friday evening in a conflict between the highest two within the Premier League.

Harry Kane can transfer out on his personal as Tottenham’s all-time prime goalscorer afterward Saturday when Spurs go to Preston.

Manchester United are additionally in motion in opposition to Championship opposition as Erik ten Hag’s males host Studying.


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