WELBECK, AN UNUSED SUBSTITUTE IN GAME
Brighton and Hove Albion forward Danny Welbeck was an unused substitute as his team suffered elimination in the FA Cup at the fifth round stage. Danny Welbeck and Brighton had high hopes ahead of their FA Cup fifth round trip to face Leicester City at the King Power on Wednesday night and they were on course to achieve their target of moving into the FA Cup quarterfinals at the expense of the Foxes until they conceded the winning goal of the game in a terrible manner. Danny Welbeck was an unused substitute as Leicester City beat Brighton 1-0 at home courtesy the last gasp winner from substitute Kelechi Iheanacho.
Kelechi Iheanacho had come on as a substitute for Jamie Vardy just past the hour mark and he was left unmarked following a Leicester City corner kick in what was the last passage of play. Super Eagles of Nigeria player Kelechi Iheanacho was able to power home a free header from a YouriTielemans’ cross to edge the Foxes past the Seagulls into the FA Cup last eight.
Danny Welbeck was not introduced into the game as he sat on the bench for the whole of the game. Danny Welbeck had returned to full fitness after some weeks out with injury. The ex-Arsenal and Manchester United striker made his return from injury as a second half substitute during the Premier League away game at Burnley. Danny Welbeck came on for Republic of Ireland international Aaron Connolly shortly after the hour mark had passed as the two teams shared the points. Lewis Dunk is the Brighton and Hove Albion skipper and he gave his team the lead in the first half before Icelandic international winger Johann Berg Gudmundsonequalised for Burnley on 53 minutes. The draw left Brighton ten points clear of the relegation zone having played a game more than Fulham. Fulham are the recipients of the third and final relegation spot at the moment.