FA Cup: Ndidi, Gray inspire Leicester to reach fifth round

Leicester City scored two stunning goals in extra time through Wilfred Ndidi and Demarai Gray to reach the FA Cup fifth round with a 3-1 win over second tier Derby County in a replay on Wednesday.

Wilfred Ndidi is embraced by Andy King after the former scored the second goal for Leicester City.

Wilfred Ndidi is embraced by Andy King after the former scored the second goal for Leicester City.   -  Reuters

Leicester City scored two stunning goals in extra time through Wilfred Ndidi and Demarai Gray to reach the FA Cup fifth round with a 3-1 win over second tier Derby County in a replay on Wednesday.

The victory came as a minor relief for champions Leicester who isone point above the Premier League relegation zone after failing to win a league game this year.

Ndidi, a January signing from Racing Genk, put Leicester 2-1 ahead with a powerful run and bullet finish four minutes after being introduced at the end of normal time and Gray slalomed through the Derby defence to rubber-stamp Leicester's progress.

Leicester had taken the lead a minute after halftime when Andy King headed home from close range, but Derby clawed its way back when Abdoul Camara's free kick took a wicked deflection on its way into the net.

Leicester, who along with Derby fielded a largely second-string side, visit third-tier Millwall in the last 16 on Feb. 18.

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