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FA Cup: Ahmed Musa’s brace sinks Everton

Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa scored twice in Leicester’s 2-1 win away at Everton to advance to the forth round of the FA Cup.

Claudio Ranieri’s side had previously won only once on their travels all season, at Club Brugge in the Champions League, but they got the best of a manic eight-minute period in which all three goals arrived.

Romelu Lukaku had given Everton a deserved lead, but Musa struck twice in the space of five minutes to turn the game on its head and secure the Foxes’ first FA Cup win over the Toffees.

Ahmed Musa came off the bench to turn Leicester’s FA Cup third round clash at Everton on its head.

Ronald Koeman will be seething after the half-time introduction of Gerard Deulofeu had initially looked an inspired one, only for defensive sloppiness to allow the Foxes back into it.

“Musa was excellent. I’ve watched him recently and think he is starting to understand English football better,” says Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri.

“I’m very pleased. We made a good match against a big team who we lost to at home in the league. I loved our reaction to conceding a goal.”

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is offering no excuses in his assessment of Leicester’s comeback win at Goodison.

“It’s not bad luck, we did it ourselves. It’s unbelievable how we dropped back,” says the Dutchman.

“Everyone is disappointed, but I know what we need to change. It’s my job to get results to match the expectations of this club.”

 


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