Kelechi Iheanacho ends interview with deafening scream as Leicester dump Man Utd out
Kelechi Iheanacho’s brace inspired Leicester to a 3-1 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday, meaning the striker was on cloud nine in his post-match interview
Kelechi Iheanacho was on cloud nine after scoring twice in Leicester ’s 3-1 FA Cup win over Manchester United on Sunday night.
The Foxes are on their way to Wembley for the first time in five years, with their dominant victory over United earning them a place in next month’s FA Cup semi-finals.
They will battle it out with Southampton at the national stadium in a bid to progress to the final, where Chelsea or Manchester City will await.
It was Iheanacho who inspired their quarter-final triumph, bagging a superb brace against the Red Devils to keep their FA Cup dreams alive.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s brace inspired Leicester to a 3-1 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday
The Nigerian striker first capitalised on a poor back pass from Fred to open the scoring in the 24th minute, intercepting the ball and rounding Dean Henderson before tapping into an empty net.
Mason Greenwood brought United level 14 minutes later, but Youri Tielemans restored Leicester’s lead seven minutes into the second half.
And 12 minutes from time, Iheanacho headed home from Marc Albrighton’s free-kick to seal the win.
After breaking the deadlock, Iheanacho’s late header sealed the victory for Brendan Rodgers’ men
The two-goal hero was overjoyed after sending Leicester into the semi-finals, finishing his post-match interview with BBC Sport by letting out a deafening celebratory scream.
“I can’t express the feeling – I feel great and the whole team are happy. We were waiting for this time and we’re into the FA Cup semi-final for the first time [in almost 40 years] so we’re happy,” he said.
“We focus on the next game and hopefully we can get to the final.
The Nigerian striker was overjoyed in his post-match interview
“We worked really well in training to get ready for this game – tactically we worked hard. We really felt ready to go and we passed the ball very well and got in open spaces and got the runs and the goals.
“I’m enjoying it – I just need to focus and keep going. It’s not easy to get an opportunity but I think I am taking mine – I just need to keep working hard every day and they opportunities will keep coming.”
After being told he was BBC’s Man of the Match he let out a deafening celebratory scream
“The partnership [with Jamie Vardy] is really helping us in the team I am really happy playing alongside Jamie, it’s helping me a lot creating space and getting the shot in behind so I hope we can keep working hard together.”
When told he had been named BBC’s Man of the Match, Iheanacho replied: “Thank you very much, COME ONNNN!”