The Foxes’ hope to win FA Cup is open. In the weekend, they sank Manchester United 3-1 at the quarter final. The former Manchester City man Kelechi Iheanacho bagged a brace, first by taking advantage of Fred’s back pass blunder whereas the second one was through a header from a set piece. Another goal was scored by the Belgian international Youri Tielemans. Ole Solksjaer’s men who did not perform at their best only managed to equalise at the first half by Mason Greenwood but were unable to net more despite already bringing on Bruno Fernandes, Edison Cavani and Luke Shaw. Such victory leads Leicester City to their first ever semifinal in FA Cup since 1982 while for United, this is a setback after thumping AC Milan to progress at Europa League last eight in the midweek. At the next stage, Brendan Rodgers’ men will be taking on the dark horse Southampton which smashed Bournemouth 3-0. Moussa Djenepo’s goal and Nathan Redmond’s brace made the difference in the game.
Leicester City vs Manchester United 3-1
Goals: Kelechi Iheanacho (24), (78), Youri Tielemans (52); Mason Greenwood (38)
Leicester City: Kasper Schmeichel – Caglar Soyuncu, Johhny Evans, Wesley Fofana – Marc Albrighton, Youri Tielemans, Winfred Ndidi, Timothy Castagne – Ayoze Perez (Dennis Praet 73), Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy (Hamza Choudoury 83).
Manchester United: Dean Henderson – Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan Bissaka, Alex Telles (Luke Shaw 64) – Nemanja Matic (Bruno Fernandes 64), Fred (Amad Diallo 84),Donny Van de Beek (Edison Cavani 64), Paul Pogba (Scott McTominay 64), Mason Greenwood – Anthony Martial.
Meanwhile, the other semifinal will be an exciting big match between Manchester City and Chelsea on the 18th of April. Both teams dismantled Everton and Sheffield United by the identical score 2-0. The Citizen had to struggle to break the deadlock and had to wait from a deflected ball to open the scoring in the last ten minutes of the game through the German international IIkay Gundogan before Kevin de Bruyne wrapped it up on the 89th minute. The Blues did not need to strive to get past their contender after an early lead from Oliver Norwood’s own goal. Yet, Thomas Tuchel’s men’s second goal by Hakim Ziyech came quite later. Tuchel is aiming for his first silverware with the London side while Guardiola is eyeing for clinching all domestic titles just like two seasons ago.
Everton vs Manchester City 0-2
Goals: Illkay Gundogan (84), Kevin de Bruyne (90)
Everton: Joao Virginia – Yerry Mina, Ben Godfrey, Mason Holgate (Alex Iwobi 87), Lucas Digne, Seamus Coleman – Gyfli Sigurdsson, Allan, Andre Gomes – Dominic Calvert Lewin, Richarlison
Manchester City : Renato Steffen – Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte, Ruben Dias, Olexander Zinchenko – Fernandinho, Illkay Gundogan (Rodrigo 90), Bernardo Silva (Riyad Mahrez 64) – Gabi Jesus, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling (Kevin de Bruyne 80)
Bournemouth vs Southampton 0-3
Chelsea vs Sheffield United 2-0