Iheanacho Named Man Of The Match In Leicester’s FA Cup Win Vs Man United

Iheanacho Named Man Of The Match In Leicester’s  FA Cup Win Vs Man United

Kelechi Iheanacho was named man-of-the-match after his scintillating display in Leicester City’s FA Cup quarter-final victory against Manchester United on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

The Nigeria international scored a brace and also recorded an assist as the Foxes defeated the visitors 3-0 at the King Power Stadium.

Iheanacho took advantage of a horrendous pass from Fred to give his side the lead in the game.

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United scored against the run of play through Mason Greenwood, but Leicester regained the lead through a superb Youri Tielemans strike following an assist by Iheanacho.

The Nigeria international wrapped up the game with a back-post header with 10 minutes remaining.

He has now scored his seven goals in his last four appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

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  • Obong_bless 3 years ago

    Wonderful display by kel… Keep the fire burning

  • Who again dey for give. This is his second consecutive man of the match award. Is dis a sign that he is ready to step into the shoes of the great jaime vardy or is he ready to move to a bigger club were his talents will be appreciated and he will always be in the starting eleven.

    • No he doesn’t need to step in his shoes verdy is a good old fashioned number 9 with great pace….kelechi is a goal scoring asset who should always be present in the attack either as an advance attacking midfield player or a second striker…puting kelechi as number 9 is like removing his potency…It was at Man City that rubbish of putting him as number 9 started and it was then youth team coach Patrick viera that started it….I cried out then but no one listened to me but now thank God I Brenden Rogers has vindicated me

  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    Congratulations Nacho. This is what I said here last week. Everything has its own time.

    Nacho just need where he can be playing regularly.

    I pray for Nacho to get more playing time at his current club or he should move to some where else. No time to waste time.

    Am so happy for you Senior man. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    This is the level we know Iheanacho can operate… Congrats to the “man wey sabi”

  • I have said this countless times iheanacho is not a number 9…. putting him as a point man is like giving defenders a stress-free game….he is not good in hold up play or running behind defense which number 9s should do….Play him behind the number 9 and he will deliver because he will be free to express himself and ghost around defenses giving you one of the most clinical finishes in Europe….just put him anywhere in the attack except the point man possition….He has also improve alot on his footwork and dribbling ability as you saw today in his first goal

  • Edoman 3 years ago

    Iheanacho is now the “KING” of Nigeria football. Ladies & gentlemen, let us all hail the new Nigerian KING. He is the best in the World at this time. This is his moment and no one will stand on his way in Africa or in our World. Iheanacho is a gift from our almighty living God. Let us rejoice in his emergence at this time.

  • Mercy 3 years ago

    I have always believe that for Kelechi to deliver on consistent basis, he needs to have a feeling of being part of the first eleven. That is, the coach must use him regularly and not giving him five minutes of play. Yes, he will make mistakes, sometimes even perform badly but as long as he knows he is guarantee a starting line up. The young man will surely deliver. At the moment, his game has improve tremendously. His first touch, his ball control, his aerial duel and speed as all gotten better. The onions now lies on the coach to understand that kelechi is not a replacement or substitute for vardy but a player that can complement vardy on the field of play.

    • You have just said what I have been trying to let people know for 7 years now….thank God people are seeing now that kelechi should not be an alternative to aguero or verdy but a player who should play behind them and finish up any lose ball coming his way….I know if guadiola had figured this out earlier he would not have sold kelechi because they are very few of his kind in Europe

  • Obidee 3 years ago

    Good one kelz and more of this
    It’s ur time boy take it with both hands

  • gowetok 3 years ago

    Well spoken@all,but lets wait and see wait happens wen barnes and maddison return from injury.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    To be honest I don’t think Barnes and Maddison are better than Kelechi in all ramifications. They just have to play if they’re fit as a mandatory English quota. Don’t get me wrong they’re good players benefiting mostly from consistent run of games which Iheanacho is currently benefiting from. Leicester’s best attacking trident are Vardy, Iheanacho and Ayoze Perez. Rodgers knows this but he’s got no choice. Last season when the trio led the attack Leicester we’re almost on the brink of champions league qualification. As soon as Maddison and Barnes return to the line up they lost their top 4 position and settled for 5th. Still Iheanacho scored 10 goals in all competitions last season. Second only to Vardy in their squad. I’m sure if he continues like this Man City will most likely trigger the buy back clause and bring him back to the Etihad. He’s the kind of player that can fit in a Pep Guardiola team or even Barcelona. If he remains consistent with this kind of performance he won’t stay long with Leicester. Same with Ndidi. 

  • So excited to see Iheanacho perform at this top level, in fact i am dancing egbagbornelimi right now, if you know you know. scoring 5 goals in the last 2 matches is not a fluke. the KING is back.

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