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Ndidi, Iheanacho Help Leicester Clinch First-Ever FA Cup Title

Super Eagles stars Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi have joined the long list of Nigerians who have won the prestigious English FA Cup, after Leicester City shocked favourites Chelsea in Saturday’s final at Wembley stadium on Saturday.

It was Leicester’s first-ever FA Cup title after losing in four previous finals.

The hero for Leicester City was Belgian star Youri Tielemans whose 63rd minute rocket from outside the box proved to be the winner.

Chelsea thought they had equalised in the 89th minute off an own goal by Wes Morgan but after consultation with VAR Ben Chillwell was judged to be offside in the build up.

Ndidi and Iheanacho were in the starting eleven for Leicester with the former playing for 90 minutes while the later was replaced on 67 minutes.

Leicester City are now the 44th different side to win the FA Cup, and the first first-time winners of the competition since Wigan Athletic in 2013. 

Brendan Rodgers is the first manager to win both the English and Scottish FA Cup since Sir Alex Ferguson (four Scottish FA Cup titles with Aberdeen and five English FA Cup titles with Man Utd). 

For Chelsea, they have become the first team to lose back to back FA Cup Finals since Newcastle in 1998 and 1999.

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