News24.com | Iheanacho ratings twice as Leicester beat Man Utd to realize FA Cup semis
Kelechi Iheanacho.(Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United by job of Getty Photos)
(Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United by job of Getty
Leicester despatched Manchester United crashing out of the FA Cup as Kelechi Iheanacho's double sealed a 3-1 obtain, while Chelsea will face Manchester Metropolis in the semi-finals after beating Sheffield United on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers' aspect can investigate cross-check forward to meeting Southampton of their first FA Cup semi-closing since 1982 thanks to Iheanacho's predatory ending at the King Energy Stadium.
He assign Leicester forward in Rodgers' 100th game responsible earlier than Mason Greenwood equalised leisurely in the first half.
Youri Tielemans restored Leicester's lead and Nigeria striker Iheanacho wrapped up simplest their second obtain over United in 23 years and their first since 2014.
Leicester, who've never won the FA Cup and closing reached the closing in 1969, will head to Wembley to face Southampton in April.
"I'm obviously happy. It used to be a immense performance. Every component of the sport used to be complete," Rodgers acknowledged.
"We confirmed courage to play in opposition to one in every of Europe's greatest teams. I urged the avid gamers they had been three games from historical past. Now it is two."
United's limp exit ended their bound of 29 away games without defeat in all domestic competitions since dropping at Liverpool in January 2020.
With out a trophy since the 2017 Europa League, that competitors is now their closing realistic chance of winning the first silverware of boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign.
"We did no longer have the spark however it is understandable. We performed every three days and been on a immense bound. It real caught up with us, all of the games and travels," Solskjaer acknowledged.
"Thursday in Milan used to be a spacious evening and took a mode of out of us bodily. We did no longer have the extra zip, authority and self belief as we divulge.
"We have the Europa League and Premier League to hear to. Sure we would've loved to trip to Wembley however now all of the level of curiosity is on the games we plot have."
After reaching the Europa League quarter-finals with a obtain at AC Milan in midweek, Solskjaer made 5 adjustments and United's reshuffled line-up never looked chuffed.
Fred paid the worth for a woeful mistake in the 24th minute.
When Harry Maguire performed a volatile ball out to Fred on the perimeter of the United space, the Brazilian's horrified response used to be a mature motivate-trip towards United keeper Dean Henderson.
Iheanacho nipped in to intercept it earlier than rounding Henderson and tapping into the empty glean to originate it eight dreams in his closing 9 games.
United equalised in the 38th minute when Pogba's sinister used to be cleverly dummied by Donny van de Beek and Greenwood slammed his shot past Kasper Schmeichel from 12 yards.
Lacklustre United had been tranquil out of styles and Tielemans assign Leicester motivate in entrance in the 52nd minute.
The Belgian midfielder superior unchecked as United backed off and he took full profit with a stunning low raise out from the perimeter of the gap.
Iheanacho killed off United in the 78th minute with a clinical header from Marc Albrighton's free-kick.