Leicester City survived a tough examination from Championship promotion chasers Brentford, but Kelechi Iheanacho’s early goal at Griffin Park ultimately proved enough.

The Nigerian international forward finished off a fine counter-attacking move, firing home from James Justin’s low cross in the fourth minute. Leicester looked the stronger side in the first half, but failed to build on their early lead.

Brentford rallied in the second half, and Emiliano Marcondes saw his cross beat everyone but hit the post just past the hour mark. Bryan Mbuemo thought he had equalised for Thomas Frank’s side with 10 minutes to play, but his effort from a corner was disallowed for offside. Danny Ward also saved well from Luka Racic as the Premier League side held on for victory.

Jonathan Liew’s match report will follow shortly


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