9 Feb 2017

Leicester claim extra-time FA cup win over Derby

12:08 pm on 9 February 2017

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 fourth round replay.

Leicester City's Demarai Gray.

Leicester City's Demarai Gray. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The victory came as a minor relief for champions Leicester who are one 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 their 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 February 18.