Iheanacho’s brace qualifies Leicester for FA cup semifinals

Obinwannem News Iheanacho's brace qualifies Leicester for FA cup semifinals

Super Eagles professional footballer and Leicester’s forward, Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice, in their clash with Manchester United, Sunday night.

Iheanacho played a big role to elevating ‘The Foxes’ to the semi-final of the FA Cup, for the first time in almost four decades.

The 24-year-old converted a short back pass from Fred, and rounded Dean Henderson before tapping into an empty net; a 1-0 to Leicester.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer made major changes to his starting 11; leaving out Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, and Luke Shaw.

For Leicester, Brendan Rodgers had to shuffle his pack with James Maddison, James Justin, Harvey Barnes, and Ricardo Pereira out injured and he started with a 3-2-3-2 formation to give a good defensive foundation to his team.

Mason Greenwood equalised seven minutes before halftime. However, in the early minutes of the second half, Leicester’s Youri Tielemans advance up the pitch after collecting a pass from Iheanacho; the Belgian international needed no further invitation to shoot, giving the Foxes another lead.

On 64 minutes, Solksjaer sent on Fernandes, McTominay, Shaw, and Edinson Cavani and immediately United started peppering the Leicester rearguard but it was Leicester that got the game’s fourth goal when Dennis Praet won a free-kick after a foul by McTominay.

Marc Albrighton swung in a cross that was missed by everybody but Iheanacho who had made his way to the back post put his header beyond Henderson to kill off the tie.

Fernandes had a free-kick saved by Kasper Schmeichel but Leicester held firm to book their trip to Wembley to face Southampton.

The other semifinal match will be between Manchester City and Chelsea.

Mazi Ozoemela Chikwas reporting, Obinwannem News

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