Iheanacho scores hat-trick as Leicester beat Sheffield United

Kelechi Iheanacho, the Leicester City forward, has scored a fine hat-trick as his team hammered Sheffield United 5-0 on Sunday.

Leicester climb to second place on the Premier League table with the win, ahead of Manchester United who hosts West Ham later in the day.

It was the Blades’ first game since Chris Wilder was sacked this week.

Having been appointed interim manager until the end of the season on Saturday, Under-23s boss Paul Heckingbottom took charge of the game.

Iheanacho scored for a third successive league fixture for the first time, as he met Jamie Vardy’s cut-back to break the deadlock shortly before the interval.

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Ayoze Perez made it 2-0 in the 64th minute.

Iheanacho got his second from J Vardy’s excellent pass five minutes later, before the Super Eagles star’s powerful strike sealed his treble.

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