Monday 18 December 2017

Foxes hero Nugent reveals Wembley goal

STRIKER David Nugent believes Leicester have a realistic chance of reaching their first FA Cup final for 43 years.

The Foxes' striker won a winners' medal four years ago when playing for Portsmouth against Cardiff at Wembley and, after scoring the winner which knocked out Premier League Norwich on Saturday, he reckons this could be his year all over again.

Nugent said: "I don't want to be greedy but I don't see why we can't get to the FA Cup final now.

Irish international Sean St Ledger gave the Foxes the lead, and fellow Irishman Wes Hoolohan equalised by slotting home a rebound from his saved penalty before Nugent's winner.

BLACKPOOL boss Ian Holloway hopes Everton go on to lift the FA Cup this year after his team were knocked out of the competition at Goodison Park.

The Toffees booked their place in the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory courtesy of Royston Drenthe's first-minute strike and Denis Stracqualursi's close-range finish five minutes later.

Their manager, David Moyes, guided the Merseyside outfit to the 2009 final but they were defeated at Wembley by Chelsea and Everton are yet to win a trophy during the Scot's 10-year tenure.

That is something Holloway, full of admiration for the job his counterpart has done, would love to see change this term.

"They are one of the teams who do not spend that much," Holloway said.

BOLTON boss Owen Coyle is urging his players to use Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round win over Millwall as a platform to heave themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone.

The Trotters eased past the Lions at the New Den with a goal in each half.

The impressive Ryo Miyaichi opened the scoring after only four minutes and David Ngog settled the tie for the Trotters just before the hour-mark.

Coyle was expecting a tough examination for his side, who had lost their last two league games and slipped to 19th in the table, only a point clear of bottom side Wigan Athletic.

He said: "There's no getting away from the fact we were disappointed with our performance in the first half last week, so it certainly gives us a good feeling to win any game and we'll take that into the Premier League with some big games ahead of us - but ones we're looking forward to."

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