By MONICA IHEAKAM
Super Eagles defender Ola Aina was the hero for Hull City as he scored the only goal in their 1-0 away win against League One side Blackburn Rovers in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday.
The win saw Hull halt a run of five straight games without a win.
Aina scored his first goal for Hull City in the 58th minute to send his club into the fourth round of this season’s FA Cup.
His compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho Kelechi Iheanacho, was introduced 10 minutes in Leicester City’s goalless draw with League One club Fleetwood.
His teammate and regular, Wilfred Ndidi was rested as he was on the bench for the entire 90 minutes , while the other Nigerian at Leicester, Ahmed Musa, who has been linked with a loan move to Turkish club Bursaspor, was not dressed for the game.
At the Etihad, Manchester City came from 1-0 down to thrash Burnley City 4-1 to advance into the next round of the FA Cup.
Burnley took a shock 1-0 lead through Ashley Barnes on 25 minutes off a mistake from John Stones.
But second half goals from Sergio Aguero (56th, 58th minutes), Leroy Sane (71st) and substitute Bernardo Silva (82nd minute) secured the comfortable win for the Premier League leaders.
League Two side Stevenage were forced to a 0-0 draw by Championship club Reading without Nigerian forward Sone Aluko who was benched.
Both teams will meet in a replay to decide who will go through to the fourth round.
Burton Albion were knocked out of this season’s FA Cup following their 1-0 away loss to fellow Championship club Birmingham City.
Nigerian midfielder Hope Akpan was introduced with four minutes left but could not prevent his side from going out.
At Vicarage Road, Watford, without Nigerian forward Isaac Success, made easy work of Bristol City, winning 3-0.
And in another game, Sammy Ameobi was on from the start for Bolton Wanderers who lost 2-1 at home to Premier League club Huddersfield Town.
Ameobi was replaced in the 76th minute of the game.