Foxes fly into FA Cup semis

22 March 2021 05:50:45 GMTPlus10

A brace from Kelechi Iheanacho helped Leicester book their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup with a 3-1 victory over Manchester United.

It was another impressive display from the 24-year-old, who opened the scoring for the Foxes midway through the first-half after latching on to a misplaced pass from Fred.

United, perhaps feeling the effects from their midweek Europa League exploits, looked out-of-sorts for much of the first-half, but Mason Greenwood's strike meant the two sides went into the break on level terms.

Leicester were once again on the front foot after the restart and Youri Tielemans restored their lead just seven minutes into the second period.

United pushed for an equaliser but that left gaps for Leicester to exploit, with Iheanacho grabbing his second of the game with 12 minutes remaining - his seventh in his last four appearances for the Foxes.

The victory means Leicester are through to the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 1982 and they will face Southampton in the last four at Wembley next month.

Man of the moment Iheanacho is certainly hopeful Brendan Rodgers' side can go all the way this year and lift the historic trophy for the first time in the club's history.

"I can't express the feeling - I feel great and the whole team are happy," Iheanacho told the BBC after the match.

"We were waiting for this time and we're into the FA Cup semi-final for the first time [in almost 40 years] so we're happy. We focus on the next game and hopefully we can get to the final."

Leicester, who are 6/4 to win the FA Cup, will turn their attention back to Premier League matters after the international break, as they are set to play host to leaders Manchester City in their next match on 3rd April.

The Foxes are priced at 17/4 to win that game, while Man City are available at 8/13 and the draw is 31/10.

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