Kelechi Iheanacho produced a virtuoso display in netting a hat-trick as Leicester cruised to a superb 5-0 victory over Sheffield United at the King Power Stadium.
The Nigerian was ably supported by Jamie Vardy, who assisted two of his goals before an individual effort from range landed his first-ever Premier League treble.
📷 Kelechi Iheanacho: Match Snapshot
The forward was given a rare start in a 3-5-2 formation alongside Jamie Vardy and the partnership worked spectacularly well against an albeit weak opponent.
⚽ ⏱️ 39’ Just before half-time, Vardy met with an excellent Ayoze Perez through pass and he intelligently cut the ball across the edge of his area, allowing Iheanacho to slide into the empty net.
⚽ ⏱️ 69’ And the same duo combined again in the second half, with Vardy once again sliding a great pass into his team-mate's pass, and he did the necessary, slamming home.
⚽ ⏱️ 78’ And as the Sheffield United defence stood off and refused to make a tackle, Iheanacho unleashed a shot from the edge of the area which gave the goalkeeper absolutely no chance.
〽️ Kelechi Iheanacho: Rating Week-on-Week
Iheanacho has pushed himself into contention each and every week now, and this was a perfect 10 FC Rating display in which he proved his finishing instincts.
🗝️ Key Stats
Odegaard match stats
|FC Rating||10||Man of the Match|
|Shots on target||3||Rank #1|
|Touches in the box||5||Rank #2|
|Dribbles Completed||6||Rank #1|
Iheanacho: What Next?
The forward has shown what he is capable of recently, forcing Brendan Rodgers into a formation rethink to accommodate him. It's likely he will retain his place in the side as Leicester continue their Champions League push.