Leicester City move to second place after impressive win
March 15, 2021 5:51 am
Leicester City maintained their push for a top-four finish with a commanding Premier League victory over Sheffield United 5-0
Kelechi Iheanacho scored a superb hat-trick he continued his fine goalscoring form as the Foxes ran riot in the second half.
Iheanacho scored for a third successive Premier League game for the first time as he met Jamie Vardy’s cut-back to break the deadlock shortly before the interval.
Ayoze Perez had come closest to an early opener with a flicked header that Aaron Ramsdale diverted onto the post, but the Spaniard got the goal his performance deserved with a fine finish into the bottom corner after 64 minutes.
Iheanacho got his second from Vardy’s excellent pass five minutes later, before the Nigeria forward’s powerful strike sealed his treble.
Vardy thought he had ended a six-game goal drought with his shot 10 minutes from time, but Blades defender Ethan Ampadu made the decisive touch.
Leicester move into second place, above Manchester United.
In other matches, Southampton went down to Brighton 1-2, Arsenal beat Totenham 2-1.