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‘The FA Cup loves me’ – Southampton-slaying Iheanacho revels in Leicester City win


Kelechi Iheanacho has disclosed that the FA Cup loves him after his spectacular run within the competitors noticed Leicester Metropolis qualify for the ultimate on the expense of Southampton.

The Nigerian’s Fifty fifth-minute effort powered Brendan Rodgers’ males to a 1-0 win over Ralph Hasenhuettl’s aspect on the Wembley Stadium.

Iheanacho’s fantastic goalscoring kind within the competitors started within the fifth spherical when his objective despatched Brighton and Hove Albion packing from the FA Cup.

In opposition to Manchester United, the 24-year-old discovered the web on two events to arrange a date with the Saints.

When requested about his run of kind within the oldest event in England, the previous Manchester Metropolis wonderkid advised BT Sport : “I feel FA Cup loves me and I like the FA Cup.”

The Tremendous Eagle’s heroics not solely despatched the King Energy Stadium outfit to their first FA Cup last since 1969, but it surely fetched him the man-of-the-match award.

Nonetheless, he claimed the accolade is for the whole crew as a result of the result’s extra concerning the collective than people.

“We did it collectively – the crew. With out the crew we could not do it, it is not a one-man present,” he continued.

“I’m proud of the best way we performed collectively, we stick collectively on the finish and I used to be on the proper place on the proper time.

“We’re within the last now and we’re very pleased.”

Jamie Vardy performed a key position in Iheanacho’s objective and for the umpteenth time, the Nigerian talked up his partnership with the previous England worldwide, whereas explaining the necessity to work laborious to maintain his newly discovered kind.

“I’ve been saying it since, the partnership between me and Jamie is excellent. He acquired the tempo, he acquired the whole lot, he is a good participant; he arrange the objective,” he added.

“I’ve been unfortunate up to now few years but it surely’s figuring out very well now and I have to preserve working laborious to go to the subsequent stage.”

Leicester will face off towards Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea within the FA Cup last on Might 15 at Wembley.

Earlier than then, the Foxes return to motion within the Premier League on Thursday at house to West Bromwich Albion.

For Southampton, they are going to be hoping to choose themselves up for his or her subsequent outing on the street to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.


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