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Leicester City 3-1 Manchester United: Red-Devils dumped OUT of the FA Cup as Kelechi Iheanacho nets a double to book semi-final clash with Southampton

Leicester City reach the semi-final of the FA Cup for the first time since 1982 with a 3-1 victory over Manchester United, thanks to a brace from Iheanacho and a strike by Tielemans.

Greenwood scored the only goal for United and apart from the goal, they only tested Schmeichel once more and that came right at the end of the game, when he was called into action to deny Fernandes from a free-kick.

Leicester deservedly progress to the next round.

They are better than that, these days. Better than United, possibly, too. League titles, European qualification, the Champions League, it’s all to play for – and maybe a real cup final, at Wembley, too. They are one match from that now.

They gifted Leicester the lead, were defensively poor for their two second-half goals and their forwards were second rate.

Leicester consistently enjoyed the better chances and Jamie Vardy and the brilliant Kelechi Iheanacho looked considerably livelier than what United had to offer.

Quicker and better on the counter too. As far as Leicester were concerned, they all were.

As did Iheanacho, who is in the form of his life for the club – seven goals in four games, including two yesterday. He last failed to score in February – every match this month has brought goals.

Alex Telles played a pass to Pogba on the left and his low cross was dummied by Donny Van De Beek, falling at the feet of Mason Greenwood who lashed it smartly into the net.

It was one of Van De Beek’s most intelligent contributions of the season, without even touching the ball. This was another disappointing game from him.

In real terms, United held strong for all of 12 minutes. Once Youri Tielemans gave them a 2-1 lead shortly into the second-half, they struggled. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer used all five substitutions – the FA having kowtowed to elite interests in a way the Premier League did not – including four at once.

In the 64th minute, Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay came on in one giant charge.

Instead, Leicester had to wait until the 78th minute for the clincher. The evergreen Marc Albrighton whipped in a free-kick and Iheanacho snuck in behind McTominay to head in unmarked at the far post.

They will face Southampton in the semi-final at Wembley in April.

Both sides have a break now as we head into the international break, with Leicester facing Manchester City next time out, whilst United face Brighton.

John NM
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