Brilliant Iheanacho Dumps Manchester United Out Of FA Cup

Kelechi Iheanacho was the hero with a brace and assist as Leicester City bundled Manchester United out of the FA Cup to reach the semifinals on Sunday.

The Super Eagles ace scored an early opener after he latched on to Fred’s poor pass to slot past Dean Henderson and then made the game safe for the Foxes with a smart header at the far post in the second half.

It was Iheanacho’s fifth goal in two games following his maiden Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United. 

The 24-year-old now has nine in nine games and has scored 12 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions for the Foxes this season.

Mason Greenwood had drawn United level to ensure both teams entered the interval on level terms.

Iheanacho turned provider in the 52nd minute when he set up Youri Tielemans to restore the Foxes lead before Jamie Vardy missed a glorious chance to extend the home side’s lead when he shot narrowly wide when clean through.

The Foxes didn’t rue the miss however as Iheanacho made the game safe with a poachers header, stealing in undetected to nod home Marc Albrighton’s free kick and secure a first FA Cup semifinal for Leicester since 1982.

The win ended United’s 28-game unbeaten domestic run and Brendan Rodgers side will play Southampton in Wembley.

Manchester City take on Chelsea in the other semifinal.