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Ahmed Musa came off the bench to score twice as Leicester booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup
Ahmed Musa was the hero for Leicester City as he came off the bench to score twice as the Foxes came from behind to beat Everton 2-1 in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.
The Nigerian came on in the 35th minute to score twice, after Romelu Lukaku had given Everton the lead, in a game that saw Wilfried Ndidi start and play all through for his new club.
This FA Cup tie involving two Premier League sides was one of the fixtures of the round, as Leicester sought to put some spark into their dour domestic season, while Everton were hoping to advance in the competition.
It didn’t start out as the game everyone would have wanted to see, but it sure had its moments, with both teams giving it a go.
The home side looked sharper at some point, even though the Foxes showed occasional flashes of brilliance but they must have feared for the chances when Leonardo Ulloa was replaced after only 35 minutes through injury, and the latter would have a lot to say on how the game would be decided.
But nothing would come out of the half though, as both teams went into the break with the score goalless.
With Musa replacing Ulloa in the first half, Leicester looked sharper going forward but it was Everton who kept dictating play and bossing possession.
The Tofees would then go in front in the 63rd minute when Lukaku found the back of the net, and at this point, it must have seemed like déjà vu for Claudio Ranieri. Poor in the league, and almost out of the FA Cup.
However, Musa, who has struggled for game time in recent weeks, leveled for the Foxes to bring some glimmer of hope to the traveling Leicester fans.
And just when they might have been thinking nothing more would come out game, Musa struck again to give them the lead.
Everton’s goal seemed to have inspired Leicester, as they came out and gave it their all and it would end with the Premier League champions progressing to the fourth round of the competition.
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