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Rodgers hails Iheanacho after destroying Man United

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho is ‘on top of his game’ after he inspired the Foxes into their first FA Cup semifinal in 39years.

In a Man-of-the-Match display at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, the Nigerian scored twice as the Foxes hammered 12-time FA Cup winners Manchester United 3-1.

Speaking with BBC Sport, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said: “I’m obviously delighted. It was a great team performance. Every aspect of the game was complete. We showed courage to play football against one of Europe’s greatest teams. I’m so happy for the players. I thought we thoroughly deserved it.

“Kelechi has always contributed. Maybe his confidence was lower but he works so hard every day and always comes in and gives his all. You see his confidence now. He’s at the top of his game. It’s a different structure [up front]. Kelechi is probably best with someone up there with him. Those two are working very well.

“Our solidity and intensity of press was very good. When we dropped into our shape we denied them space. To beat Manchester United 3-1 you have to be complete in all aspects of the game and the players did that.”

Ịheanachọ has now had a direct hand in 15 goals in his 15 starts across all competitions this season (11 goals, 4 assists), eight of which have come in his last four matches (7 goals, 1 assists), including his first premier league hat-trick against Sheffield United last week.

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