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Peterborough United 1-5 Leicester City

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Debutant striker Fousseni Diabate and Kelechi Iheanacho both scored twice as Leicester outclassed League One Peterborough to reach the FA Cup fifth round.Diabate – signed from French side Gazelec Ajaccio – toe-poked in and Iheanacho guided the ball into the corner to put the visitors in control.Ex-Manchester City forward Iheanacho volleyed home Christian Fuchs’ cross for a 3-0 half-time lead.

Posh improved after the break, pulling one back through Andrew Hughes, but Malian Diabate and substitute Wilfred Ndidi struck late on for the Foxes.Kelechi craves the CupPremier League Leicester had Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez on the bench but did not need to call on either, while Shinji Okazaki was left out of the squad altogether,A side showing 10 changes proved more than strong enough as the Foxes’ fringe forwards thrived.Demarai Gray and academy product Harvey Barnes played their part but it was Diabate and Nigerian Iheanacho who did the damage.Diabate was lively throughout and slotted effortlessly into a fluid front four, while his strike partner now has braces in consecutive FA Cup ties after also scoring twice in Leicester’s replay win over Fleetwood in the third round.Iheanacho is yet to score a league goal since his £25m summer move but has scored nine FA Cup goals in nine ties since January 2016 – more than anyone else.

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Unhappy milestone for McCannWhile Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho marked his 100th game in charge in style on Friday with a 4-0 win in Yeovil, Peterborough manager Grant McCann could not follow suit as he reached the same milestone.The storyline was there – the former Northern Ireland international had scored the winner for Posh the last time the sides met in 2013 – but a slow start took the tie beyond them.While the 2015-16 Premier League champions were good, the hosts’ Chris Forrester gifted possession for Iheanacho to calmly slot in to make it 2-0.However, Jack Marriott, Danny Lloyd and Marcus Maddison showed the attacking flair they are capable of in the second half and Hughes’ goal on the turn was the first Leicester have conceded in six games.Peterborough now turn their attention to a League One play-off battle, with them four points behind sixth-placed Rotherham going into Saturday’s 15:00 GMT matches.A run of only five defeats in 23 games in all competitions, coming into this tie, suggests they could yet achieve promotion back to the second tier.’Diabate can do well in the Premier League’Peterborough manager Grant McCann told BBC Sport:”It killed the game – when you’re playing against a team of Leicester’s quality and for us to gift them two goals in the first 10 minutes is heartbreaking really.”We could’ve done a lot more in the first half – we were poor and probably lucky to come out 3-0.”We gave a better account of ourselves in the second half, I think you saw glimpses of what we can do but disappointing for them to get a couple of goals when they didn’t really test us too much.”Leicester boss Claude Puel told BBC Sport:”It was a tough game at the beginning with the rain, wind and a small stadium – they’re all good ingredients for a cup game.”On Diabate: “No-one knew him as he played in the French second division but I followed him a lot and I saw today he can become a good opportunity for Leicester as he has the attributes to play in the Premier League.”On Iheanacho: “I think he’s improved since the beginning – he’s clinical, he has quality and a good attitude. I’m happy for him and the squad of course.”Rare breach for Foxes defence – the statsLeicester have progressed from seven of their past eight FA Cup fourth-round ties against lower-league opposition, with their only defeat coming at the hands of West Brom in 2001-02 (0-1). Peterborough have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their 32 FA Cup matches against top-flight opposition.Kelechi Iheanacho has been directly involved in 10 goals in nine FA Cup appearances (nine goals, one assist).Fousseni Diabate (two goals) scored nine minutes into his Leicester City debut and was the first Leicester debutant to score since Nathan Dyer in September 2015.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsPeterborough1Bond2Shephard27Taylor5Tafazolli3Hughes8Forrester42Grant11MaddisonSubstituted forBorgat 89’minutes18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forMoriasat 61’minutes10Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forKanuat 80’minutes14MarriottSubstitutes6Baldwin16Morias17Penny19Kanu20Doughty25O’Malley38BorgLeicester12Hamer2Simpson29Benalouane15Maguire28Fuchs14Adrien Silva21IborraBooked at 14minsSubstituted forAlbrightonat 65’minutes33Diabaté32BarnesSubstituted forNdidiat 64’minutes7Gray8IheanachoSubstituted forChilwellat 80’minutesSubstitutes3Chilwell6Huth9Vardy11Albrighton17Jakupovic25Ndidi26MahrezReferee:Michael OliverAttendance:13,193Match StatsHome TeamPeterboroughAway TeamLeicesterPossessionHome42%Away58%ShotsHome6Away24Shots on TargetHome3Away11CornersHome4Away7FoulsHome5Away13Live TextPosted at Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Leicester City 5.Full TimePosted at 90’+2′ Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Leicester City 5.Goal!Posted at 90’+2′ Goal! Peterborough United 1, Leicester City 5. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.Posted at 90’+2′ Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fousseni Diabaté.Posted at 90’+1′ Attempt saved. Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Forrester.Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Christian Fuchs (Leicester City).Posted at 90’+1′ Andrea Borg (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90′ Offside, Peterborough United. Chris Forrester tries a through ball, but Junior Morias is caught offside.Posted at 89′ Yohan Benalouane (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 89′ Foul by Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).SubstitutionPosted at 89′ Substitution, Peterborough United. Andrea Borg replaces Marcus Maddison.Goal!Posted at 87′ Goal! Peterborough United 1, Leicester City 4. Fousseni Diabaté (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.Posted at 87′ Attempt saved. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Maguire.Posted at 85′ Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Steven Taylor.Posted at 85′ Attempt saved. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fousseni Diabaté.Posted at 83′ Yohan Benalouane (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 83′ Foul by Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).Posted at 82′ Offside, Leicester City. Marc Albrighton tries a through ball, but Fousseni Diabaté is caught offside.SubstitutionPosted at 80′ Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Danny Lloyd.SubstitutionPosted at 80′ Substitution, Leicester City. Ben Chilwell replaces Kelechi Iheanacho.Posted at 79′ Attempt missed. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Danny Simpson.Posted at 78′ Attempt saved. Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Demarai Gray.Posted at 76′ Foul by Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City).Posted at 76′ Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 76′ Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Junior Morias.Posted at 75′ Attempt missed. Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Christian Fuchs.Posted at 74′ Attempt blocked. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fousseni Diabaté.Posted at 73′ Foul by Demarai Gray (Leicester City).Posted at 73′ Steven Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 73′ Attempt saved. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adrien Silva.Posted at 72′ Attempt missed. Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kelechi Iheanacho.Posted at 70′ Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Steven Taylor.Posted at 70′ Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc Albrighton.Posted at 69′ Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Danny Lloyd.Posted at 67′ Attempt saved. Fousseni Diabaté (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Demarai Gray.SubstitutionPosted at 65′ Substitution, Leicester City. Marc Albrighton replaces Vicente Iborra.SubstitutionPosted at 64′ Substitution, Leicester City. Wilfred Ndidi replaces Harvey Barnes.Posted at 64′ Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Hamer.Posted at 62′ Vicente Iborra (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 62′ Foul by Anthony Grant (Peterborough United).Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Cambs