Leicester City showcased their clinical prowess to secure a hard-fought 3-2 victory against Millwall in an entertaining all-Championship FA Cup tie at the Den, advancing to round four. The Foxes displayed their attacking flair from the start, with Cesare Casadei heading in Marc Albrighton’s cross and assisting Ricardo Pereira for a well-taken goal.
Despite a spirited comeback attempt from Millwall, highlighted by Duncan Watmore’s close-range finish and Zian Flemming’s precise stroke from a corner, Leicester managed to hold on to their lead. Tom Cannon’s goal, rounding the keeper after intercepting Callum Doyle’s long ball, proved decisive for the Foxes.
Millwall, showing resilience and causing plenty of problems, matched Leicester’s eight attempts on target. The encounter mirrored their league meeting last month, ending with a nervy 3-2 scoreline. Jakub Stolarczyk, Leicester’s stand-in goalkeeper, played a crucial role with notable saves, maintaining the Foxes’ unbeaten run to 11 matches.
Leicester’s manager Enzo Maresca acknowledged the challenges posed by Millwall, especially with a young starting XI. Despite conceding minor errors in the first half, Maresca praised his team’s improvement in the second half, emphasizing their ability to create numerous chances.
Millwall’s manager Joe Edwards highlighted the positive aspects of their performance, emphasizing their ball possession and offensive efforts. While acknowledging minor errors around their own box, Edwards expressed satisfaction with their ability to play through Leicester into the final third.
The FA Cup clash unfolded as a testament to the unpredictable nature of such encounters, with Leicester ultimately securing their 24th win from 30 matches in all competitions this season.