Heskey Speaks On Iheanacho's Goal For Leicester Against Aston Villa

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Iheanacho saved the Foxes' blushes after netting the equaliser in Wednesday's English Football League Cup semi-final first leg game that ended in a 1-1 draw against Dean Smith's men.

However, their resistance was broken after 74 minutes by Kelechi Iheanacho to leave the second leg at Villa Park on Janaury 28 delicately poised.

Leicester go into tonight's Carabao Cup showdown off the back of a convincing 4-1 win the last time they faced Aston Villa. After all, Villa is just a few short months into its return to the Premier League, having spent the last three years toiling in the second tier, and sits just one place above the relegation zone.

The winners will play Manchester City or Manchester United in the final.

Leicester created the first chance when Ayoze Perez's lead deviated shortly after 13 minutes.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers called on Hamza Choudhury for Dennis Praet to free Youri Tielemans.

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Heskey also added that he does feel for Iheanacho, who has struggled for game-time this season overall due to the fine form of fellow striker Jamie Vardy.

Following a recent season-ending injury to Brazil worldwide Wesley and with backup striker Jonathan Kodjia also out, Villa didn't play a recognized striker - a tactic also employed to good effect by City at Old Trafford on Tuesday - so lacked any presence up front.

Aston Villa's Frederic Guilbert, centre, is mobbed by Douglas Ruiz and Jack Grealish after his shock opener. Let's create this new history but we know we're going to have to play well to get there. They put us under pressure as good teams do at home.

"I'm certainly content with a draw, just not the performance".

"There's a real good work ethic and a drive about the players that I want to continue. Ezri Konsa has got brain-dazzled".

Yet the match got to halftime with the visitors still in the lead. "You are playing at Wembley with about 90,000 and he really stood out", said Rodgers.