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Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho was once again at his impeccable best for EPL club Leicester City as they reached their first FA Cup semifinals since 1982 following a one-sided 3-1 win over Manchester United, AOIFootball.com reports.

 

Without four key players for the big clash due to injury, the Foxes boss Brendan Rogers had high hopes going into the clash with Kelechi Iheanacho in his best form for the club having scored an amazing 5 goals from his last 3 games.

 

The 24-year-old scored after just 24 minutes when he benefited from a sloppy play from the United backline to steal the ball from of goalkeeper Dean Henderson and slot home for 1-0.

 

Manchester United leveled matters 14 minutes later when a lovely play from Paul Pogba found Mason Greenwood unmarked and the young striker smashed home the equalizer.

 

Iheanacho was very much in the mix of the action seven minutes after the restart as the Nigerian setup Youri Tielemans to make it 2-1 but was denied his second assist moments later when Vardy failed to convert from a lovely ball from the Eagles forward.

 

The former Manchester City striker then ended any hope of a Manchester United comeback when he headed home 12 minutes from time to seal a 3-1 win and take his FA Cup tally to an amazing 13 goals from 18 appearances, the most by any player since his debut in the competition in 2016.

 

The win now sets up a semifinals clash against Southampton with Iheanacho deservedly picking up the man of the match award with a ratio of 9.0, whilst Wilfred Ndidi ended with a rating of 7.2, going into the international break.

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