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Iheanacho comes close, Ndidi benched as Leicester fall to Man United

KELECHI Iheanacho was one of Leicester City’s liveliest players at Old Trafford today as they were beaten 3-0 by Manchester United in their Premier League clash.

While his fellow Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi was an unused substitute, Iheanacho was Leicester City’s major threat in a first half in which they outplayed their hosts.

The Super Eagles forward caused the Manchester United defence all kinds of problems and was inches away from scoring midway into the first half, only for David de Gea to claw away his goal-bound header.

After surviving the onslaught from Iheanacho and his Leicester City colleagues, Manchester United produced a superb second-half display to earn the three points.

The in-form Marcus Rashford fired the hosts in front with an unerring finish in the 25th minute after being put through by Bruno Fernandes.

The England forward then doubled the lead 11 minutes after the break, just beating the offside trap after a through pass from Fred.

It was Rashford’s 23rd goal of the season in all competitions, his most in a single campaign for Manchester United.

Fifteen of the 23 goals have come in 17 games since the end of the 2022 World Cup for the red-hot hitman.

Jadon Sancho rounded off the scoring for Manchester United, touching home after a brilliant team move.

The result took third-placed Manchester United to within five points of league leaders Arsenal, who have a game in hand.

On their part, Leicester City are 14th, four points clear of the relegation zone.

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