Rodgers laments Iheanacho’s failure to win Leicester a penalty against Aston Villa
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Rodgers laments Iheanacho’s failure to win Leicester a penalty against Aston Villa

Brendan Rodgers has lamented the failure of striker Kelechi Iheanacho to win Leicester City a penalty in the Carabao Cup semi-final defeat on Tuesday.

Leicester City suffered a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa in the second leg tie.

Iheanacho could have won Leicester a penalty when Villa’s Tyrone Mings challenged the Super Eagles star inside the box in the opening 10 minutes of the game but the striker managed to stay on his feet.

The 23-year-old equalised for Leicester but Aston Villa got a late winner to qualify for the final.

“I thought we started the game very well,” Rodgers said after the game.

“We might have had a penalty if Kelechi [Iheanacho] goes down in that first 10 minutes when Tyrone Mings is coming back at him.”

Iheanacho, who endured a difficult time in the first half of the campaign, has now scored eight goals in 13 appearances across all competitions.