Leicester’s route to the FA Cup final

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Leicester have reached the FA Cup final for the first time since 1969.

The Foxes have never won the competition, losing four finals.

Here, the PA news agency looks at their route to Wembley.

Third round: Stoke 0 Leicester 4, January 9

James Justin’s screamer and goals from Marc Albrighton, Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes gave the Foxes a comfortable win at Sky Bet Championship side Stoke. Justin’s first-half opener set the tone as a strong Leicester team scored three goals after the break to progress.

Fourth round: Brentford 1 Leicester 3, January 24

Brentford v Leicester City – Emirates FA Cup – Fourth Round – Brentford Community Stadium
Brentford’s Mads Bech Sorensen gave Leicester a fourth-round scare (Tim Goode/PA)

Fifth round: Leicester 1 Brighton 0, February 10

Leicester City v Brighton and Hove Albion – Emirates FA Cup – Fifth Round – King Power Stadium
Kelechi Iheanacho’s late header beat Brighton at the King Power Stadium (Mike Egerton/PA)

Quarter-finals: Leicester 3 Manchester United 1, March 21

Two goals from Iheanacho and one from Tielemans dispatched United to put the Foxes into the last four for the first time in 39 years. Fred’s awful backpass gifted Iheanacho the opener and, after Mason Greenwood had levelled, Tielemans restored Leicester’s advantage. Iheanacho wrapped up the victory with a simple header 12 minutes from the end.

Semi-finals: Leicester 1 Southampton 0, April 18

The Foxes reached their first FA Cup final for 52 years – since they lost 1-0 to Manchester City – when they overcame Southampton at Wembley last month. Iheanacho’s goal 10 minutes after half-time beat the Saints in front of 4,000 supporters as part of a pilot scheme as football began the slow return of fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Leicester will now aim to avoid a fifth FA Cup final defeat when they face Chelsea on Saturday.

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