Leicester City reached its first FA Cup semi-final in 39 years with a fully deserved win over Manchester United at King Power Stadium

Brendan Rodgers’ side take on Southampton at Wembley In the other semifinals, Chelsea and Manchester City meet

Leicester, who lost to eventual winners Tottenham in the 1982 semi-finals, were the more dynamic and positive team against Off-Color United when coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered another defeat in the final stages of a cup competition to rest Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw without achieving the desired result

The hero of the foxes was the formidable striker Kelechi Iheanacho, who scored twice and has now scored nine goals in nine games

He used Fred’s terrible back pass to get Dean Henderson in the 24th Minute to score and score after captain Harry Maguire got the unlucky Brazilian into trouble

Mason Greenwood topped off a crisp equalizer for United before half-time, but Youri Tielemans restored Leicester City’s lead with a nice low shot seven minutes after the break before Iheanacho took advantage of the shocking marker on a free kick to score Leicester’s third goal to be achieved after 78 minutes

Injuries have robbed Leicester of the creative lead of James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, as well as the defensive excellence of James Justin, but they still had too much here for miserable Manchester United

And it was fitting that the two players who had the goals to secure that precious place in the semifinals, and only their second win over United in 23 years, were Iheanacho and Tielemans – the two most influential players in the Foxes / p>

Iheanacho has had mixed fortunes since moving from Manchester City in August 2017 for £ 25million, but it is testament to the player’s own demeanor and perseverance, alongside manager Rodgers’ patience and coaching, that he is such a resurfaced is the influential figure

He’s always had a natural scorer instinct, but here he scored goals and played the tie, while the cultured Belgian Tielemans was the architect of most good things

Leicester City now face Southampton – the team they played at St Beat Mary 9-0 – but the prize at stake is now so tempting that Rodgers and his players are unlikely to show any hint of complacency

There could have been nerves when Jamie Vardy missed the opportunity he normally swallows at 2-1, but there was no slack in confidence and Iheanacho’s runner-up sealed the deal

Leicester is in a very favorable position in the top four of the Premier League and now has an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to in what may well be a memorable season

Solskjaer rolled his team selection and left two of his outstanding youngest actors Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw on the bench

It failed when United produced a lackluster, flawed representation The flaws in Solskjaer’s plan were highlighted by the desperate decision to bring in four substitutes – Fernandes, Shaw, Edinson Cavani and Scott McTominay – in one fell swoop after 64 minutes

He held onto Fred even though the Brazilian was the focus of their struggles, especially when he gave his first to Iheanacho – although he was later ripped out of his misery

United have shown progress this season, but Solskjaer can now add an FA Cup quarter-final defeat to his quarter-final defeats since taking office at Old Trafford – and he can’t fault it

Solskjaer’s team wasn’t thrilled, and Captain Maguire was having a hot time with the pace and running of Iheanacho and Vardy Maguire also had his share of the blame for a high-risk pass that put Fred at some risk for Leicester’s opener made

United looks safe in the top 4 of the Premier League and has a cheap draw in the quarter-finals of the Europa League against Granada from Spain However, this was again a very disappointing feat when the prize for the winners was an FA Cup semi-final against Southampton

Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City Manager at BBC Sport: “I’m obviously delighted. It was a great team effort. Every aspect of the game was complete. We have shown courage to play football against one of the greatest teams in Europe. I’m so excited for the players i thought we really deserved it

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

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

“[The semi-finals] is still a long way off. I told the players it was three games out of history. Now it’s two. We’re taking the right steps, we’re on the right track. We’re very ambitious to be the best what we can be That is the challenge and test that we enjoy “

BBC Sport’s Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “We didn’t have a spark tonight – but it’s understandable this team has been fantastic for the past three or four months, we’ve played all three days and we’ve been on a great run in it just caught up with us – all the games and travel Thursday night in Milan was a big night and took a lot of physical weight off our heads We didn’t have the extra zip, authority and trust

“We were trying to get on the forefoot and start well because sometimes you get that adrenaline rush and confidence when you hit a goal and it can get you over the line. We have too many players, too many games played, and too many who didn’t really have much football Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba and others try to get in who haven’t had enough football We haven’t had enough against a tough team

“If we win we win together and if we lose we lose together. We don’t point fingers and blame – the second is a good goal for the boy, but maybe we could and would have reached him with a shot of energy not so easy in the middle

“We have to focus on the Europa League and the Premier League – yes, we would have liked to have gone to Wembley, but now the focus is on the games we have. We are well positioned in the league and we want to keep improving Of course Leicester is right behind us so it won’t be easy, but we want to keep going and get as far as possible in Europe too “

While changing the line-up, Solskjaer added, “I would have done the same all over again, the changes were necessary to do this. We knew Paul [Pogba] wouldn’t take more than an hour and I don’t think that I would do something differently What goes on behind the scenes is not always known “

Attempt saved Anthony Martial (Manchester United) header from the center of the penalty area is saved in the lower left corner. Prepared by Mason Greenwood with a cross

Attempt saved The shot by Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) with his right foot from outside the box is saved in the upper left corner

goal! Leicester City 3, Manchester United 1 Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) headed from the right side of the six-yard box into the middle of the goal

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56415040