Iheanacho fires Leicester to first FA Cup final in 52 years
Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates Image credit: Getty Images

After a 1-0 semi-final victory over Southampton, Kelechi Iheanacho continued his fine form with the winning goal, ensuring Leicester’s first FA Cup final appearance in 52 years.

After a disappointing first half in which neither side produced any notable chances, Iheanacho broke the deadlock 10 minutes after the break with his 10th goal in his last seven games in all competitions – the first goal Saints have conceded in the FA Cup this season.

James Maddison came off the bench and came close to scoring twice, but Saints gave nothing in return, with Kasper Schmeichel remaining relatively untroubled during the game.

In the end, Leicester cruised to victory, and they now have a chance to win their first FA Cup when they face Chelsea in the final in May.

Jamie Vardy, striving for his first goal since mid-February, had the best chance of a disappointing first half, looping an attempt just over with 4,000 fans in attendance for the first time this year.

For the first time since November 2019, Southampton did not attempt a single shot on target in the first 45 minutes of a Premier League match against Everton. The match did not seem to be a viable substitute for the European Super League.

Vardy made up for his rare lack of goal-scoring ability by setting up his red-hot strike partner for the opener. The seasoned forward sped down the left flank before delivering a beautiful cross to Iheanacho. His initial attempt was bad, but he got another chance after the ball rebounded into his direction. Iheanacho has scored in every round of the competition this season.

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That proved to be sufficient for Leicester. Saints would be dissatisfied with their contribution because they provided no offensive threat.

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