Leicester knock Manchester United out of FA Cup


Leicester knock Manchester United out of FA Cup
Soccer Football - FA Cup Quarter Final - Leicester City v Manchester United - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - March 21, 2021 Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Oli Scarff

In Summary

  • Leicester's win sets up a first FA Cup semi-final since 1982 for the club, while United's only hope of silverware this season now comes in the form of the Europa League

Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho scored two poacher’s goals as they beat Manchester United 3-1 in their FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday (March 21) to set up a last-four clash with Southampton.

Leicester’s win sets up a first FA Cup semi-final since 1982 for the club, while United’s only hope of silverware this season now comes in the form of the Europa League.

The Nigerian collected it and rounded the keeper before firing home in the 24th minute.

United struck back seven minutes before halftime as Mason Greenwood rifled Paul Pogba’s centre into the net, but they went behind again early in the second half as Youri Tielemans surged forward and fired into the bottom corner.

United’s woeful defence was exposed again in the 78th minute as Iheanacho was left completely unmarked at the far post to head home Marc Albrighton’s free kick, sealing the victory and sending Leicester into the semis.

Chelsea will take on Manchester City in the other last-four tie.

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