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Kelechi Iheanacho: Player Rating and performance v Sheff Utd

The Nigerian hit a superb hat-trick as Leicester tore apart the Blade who are now all but relegated

 
4:55pm on Sunday 14th March 2021
By
Paul Macdonald

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.

Leicester 5-0 Sheffield United: Iheanacho shines in five-star victory

📷 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

IMPROVEMENT

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

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating10Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Goals3Rank #1
Shots5Rank #1
Shots on target3Rank #1
Touches in the box5Rank #2
Dribbles Completed6Rank #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.

Leicester 5-0 Sheffield United: Iheanacho shines in five-star victory

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