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Iheanacho fires Leicester past United into first FA Cup semi-final in 39 years

SUPER Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho was without a doubt the man of the match on Sunday as he steered Leicester City past Manchester United into the FA Cup semi-final.

The in-form Nigerian star scored twice and set up another goal in the Foxes’ 3-1 over a sloppy United side at the King Power Stadium.

This will be Leicester City’s first FA Cup semi-final since 1982, and they have Iheanacho to thank for it.

The 24-year-old got Leicester City on their way to the historic win when he pounced on Fred’s poor back pass to round United keeper Dean Henderson and stroke into an empty net in the 24th minute.

It was Iheanacho’s eighth goal in nine games, but he was not done yet. After United equalised through Mason Greenwood in the 38th minute, the Nigerian was again involved in the goal that restored Leicester City’s lead.

He slipped a pass to Youri Tielemans in midfield and the Belgian ran through a porous United defence to shoot across Henderson seven minutes into the second half.

Fittingly, Iheanacho had the finally say, heading home from close range from a corner in the 78th minute to hand United their first away defeat in domestic football this season.

Leicester City will face Southampton in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley Stadium in April, with Manchester City and Chelsea playing the other tie.

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