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Iheanacho’s First Premier League Hat-Trick Punishes Sheffield United

Iheanacho’s First Premier League Hat-Trick Punishes Sheffield United

Kelechi Iheanacho scored thrice as Leicester City thrashed Sheffield United 5-0 to consolidate their place in the top four, reports Completesports.com.

Iheanacho tapped home a Jamie Vardy cross six minutes before the break to score on three successive Premier League game for the first time.

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Ayoze Perez added the second with a lovely finish four minutes after the hour mark with Vardy once again setting up Iheanacho for his second of the afternoon five minutes later.

The Nigeria international powered home his third goal of the game from 25 yards out, before Vardy’s cross was turned home by Ethan Ampadu at close range to round off a bruising defeat for the visitors.

Leicester moved into second position above Manchester United and eight points clear of West Ham in fifth, with the two sides facing each other later on Sunday.

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  • Good one guy keep it up. I hope you will be starting ahead of osimen. You really proving your worth.

    • Adisboy 3 years ago

      He will not be starting ahead of Osimhen, he will be starting WITH Osimhen!

  • It could have been more but im happy for the 3 goals. Well done kelechi.
    Infact the way Nigerian players are scoring these days, it will be difficult to pick players based on their performances because they are all performing. Go Super Eagles!

  • Olusegun.B. 3 years ago

    Come to think of it, how about combining Oshimen and Ihenacho to create a lethal strike force for the super Eagles

  • I have to commend vardy for the part he played in assisting kelechi’s goals. Vardy is Leicester’s main striker and although he hasn’t scored in a long while, he was working hard on the pitch, passing the ball constantly for kelechi to score. He wasnt selfish. He played for the team and not for himself. Now that is team work and togetherness in a team.
    And for clarity, the only reason I feel kelechi scored so many goals today is because he played with a main striker ahead of him which we all know is what he prefers. If he had started alone as the main striker, he may not have scored all these goals.

    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      Kelechi was the arrowhead though he alternated with Vardy.They both complemented each other and had a game to remember for a very long time.
      In my opinion Kelechi Iheanacho can play as a centre forward as well as he does playing behind a front man.
      His awesome performances as a youth international was why most Nigerians believe he’s better suited as a number eight but I don’t belong to that school of thought.
      His managers in club and national team prefer Nacho as a centre forward because he is clinical in front of goal and has good positioning.
      In the national team he was berated a few times for losing the ball in the midfield which could prove costly sometimes,but playing as a centre forward he makes little mistakes and hardly put his foot wrong when in good form.

  • Isaac 3 years ago

    Suggestion: the coach should revert back to the 3-5-2 formation and line-up the team like this:


    Balogun Ekong Touringha (when he is cleared)

    Ebuehi(RWB), Ndidi(DM), Iwobi(CM), Michael(AM), Sanusi (LWB)

    Iheanacho Osimhen

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      @Isaac… good suggestion but we are not clear on Michael Olise at the moment. Again… I see your formation as a 3-4-3.

  • Oluwole Ayodele 3 years ago

    With Onyekuru getting two goals yesterday, and Kelechi getting hat trick today, all I wish is for Osimhen to also score tonight. What a weekend it will be

  • Edoman 3 years ago

    The King is back. Hail the Iheanacho.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    There can be no better options in attack than Osimhen and Iheanacho with Chukwueze behind them. Sadiq Umar can come in for any of Kelechi or Victor in the second half. Ndidi, Iwobi, Etebo in midfield then I can choose between Etebo and Aribo depending on the level of match fitness. I will maintain a compact back four in Aina or Ebuehi, Ekong, Balogun, Zaidu. Any of Uzoho or Okoye in goal is fine by me. I believe we should be able to come out with good result in Porto Novo with this line up or anything close to it by the gaffer. As for Kelechi Iheanacho! He has indeed answered his critics. Keep your head up and continue flying like an Eagle into the future. Nigeria’s only chance of winning the African Player of the Year for the first time in a long time lies between Iheanacho, Osimhen and Ndidi. I’m sooo happy for this lad. I just need more consistency to be able to finally stamp his authority in the game. 

  • pompei 3 years ago

    Nacho-ristic! That third goal ehn, na sebalese be dat. Lovely, left-footed strike from distance. Instead of closing him down, Sheffield defenders dey look like Lookman…Ademola no vex ooo 🙂
    That left foot remains ever so deadly. Although his first 2 goals were scored with the right.
    Vardy should also be commended for his link up play with Nacho.
    Nacho too returned the favor with some unselfish passes, but Vardy failed to convert. With these 2 strikers playing unselfishly for each other, Leicester will surely prosper. Hope Rodgers can now see what he’s been missing all this while. The Vardy-Nacho partnership is what will take Leicester to the next level.

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    @Ay, I see ur boy doing his thing, the boy came out with his Gun blazing. I hope he can continue with this energy. Congrats iheanacho. 

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