Leicester dump Manchester United out of FA Cup to reach first semi-final since 1982 as ‘on fire’ Kelechi Iheanacho scores double
Kelechi Iheanacho is the man in form at the moment scoring twice in Leicester’s 3-1 FA Cup quarter-final victory over Manchester United.
The former Man City striker has now scored seven goals in his last four games as they booked their place in a semi-final at Wembley with Southampton.
Iheanacho opened the scoring for Leicester after a howler from Fred after 24 minutes.
The midfielder’s back pass sold Dean Henderson short as United tried to play their way out of defence and the striker nipped in to round Henderson and score.
Mason Greenwood equalised seven minutes before the break when he swept in Pogba’s cross after Van De Beek’s dummy.
It was just the second goal in his last 27 games for the youngster with the other coming in an earlier round of the FA Cup against Liverpool.
Youri Tielemans restored Leicester’s lead early in the second half when he ended his driving run by drilling low into the corner from 18 yards.
Jamie Vardy then squandered a huge chance to put the Foxes 3-1 ahead, somehow managing to miss the target when one-on-one with Henderson.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was clearly not happy with what he’d seen making four substitutions with one fell swoop, introducing Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw.
Iheanacho grabbed his second goal with 12 minutes left when he was left unmarked to head in Marc Albrighton’s free-kick to all but seal their place in the last four.
“He is on fire at the moment Iheanacho, but he doesn’t have to do much,” talkSPORT’s Dean Ashton said on commentary. “McTominay falls completely asleep at the far post.”
Fernandes forced a good save from Kasper Schmeichel three minutes from time when his free-kick was heading for the top corner, but the goalkeeper tipped it over.
It booked a place in the semi-final where they will face Southampton with Chelsea and Man City being drawn in the other match.