OVERVIEW OF: Iheanacho Makes FA Cup Quarter-finals Best Eleven Squad
Kelechi Iheanacho has been included in the FA Cup Quarter-finals Best Eleven team, for his superb display in Leicester City’s 3-1 win against Manchester United on Sunday, NK Media reports.
The list was compiled by the football facts and statistics website whoscored.com on Monday.
Iheanacho continued his impressive scoring run as he netted two goals and provided an assist to help the Foxes qualify for a first FA Cup semi-finals since 1982.
He is the only Leicester player who made the Best Eleven list which is in a 4-4-2 formation.
He was voted Leicester City and BBC Man of the Match in the last eight tie.
Commenting on his performance against the Red Devils, whoscored.com wrote:” Kelechi Iheanacho has been in exceptional form for Leicester of late and joins (Nathan) Redmond in attack in the team of the round.
“Like Redmond, Iheanacho had a direct hand in all three goals for the Foxes as they booked an FA Cup semi-final spot at Manchester United’s expense for the first time since 1982.
“The Nigerian netted twice with his two shots and provided the assist for Youri Tielemans shortly after the break, that coming from one of three key passes – no player in the quarter-finals made more – to round off the XI with a WhoScored rating of 8.97.”
It is hoped Iheanacho would bring his current form to the Super Eagles when they take on the Benin Republic and Lesotho in this month’s AFCON qualifiers.