Ademola Lookman scored his first goal for Leicester and Kelechi Iheanacho blasted home a second as the Foxes progressed to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 2-0 win over Millwall at The Den on Wednesday evening.
The Premier League side had been restricted to just one off-target effort during the first half of the tie but south Londoner Lookman, who is on loan from RB Leipzig, reacted quickest to Iheanacho’s parried shot on 50 minutes to break the deadlock.
Foxes frontman Iheanacho eventually grabbed a goal for himself two minutes from time, emphatically lashing high into the goal from the edge of the box to wrap up the contest.
Millwall, who threatened from long throws throughout the clash, had gone close to an equaliser through Shaun Hutchinson and Matt Smith but were unable to make their aerial threat count against a Leicester side which grew in confidence and controlled the match through the latter stages.
The win means Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has progressed from the last 24 cup ties he’s managed against lower-league opposition and the FA Cup and Community Shield holders are now just three wins away from another trip to Wembley.