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E. Ampadu
Own Goal
5 - 0
K. Iheanacho
W. Ndidi
4 - 0
K. Iheanacho
J. Vardy
3 - 0
Ayoze Pérez
M. Albrighton
2 - 0
K. Iheanacho
J. Vardy
1 - 0

Match Stats

71% 28%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 10 0
Total Passes 750 291
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Both sides are in FA Cup quarter-final action next weekend. Leicester host Manchester United, while the Blades travel to Chelsea.
Kelechi Iheanacho was the hero with a stunning hat-trick as Leicester City thrashed Sheffield United at the King Power Stadium. Ayoze Perez was also on target, while an Ethan Ampadu own-goal completed the rout as the Foxes moved up to second in the Premier League. As for the Blades, they remain 14 points from safety with just nine matches remaining.
90' We are going to have two additional minutes at the end of this game.
J. Lundstram
Yellow Card
88' Lundstram is booked for a rash challenge on Tielemans.
86' Leicester are set to move into second place in the Premier League following this win. It will also provide them with a timely confidence booster in their quest to secure Champions League football at the King Power next season.
84' Good block! Leicester continue to push for more goals. Iheanacho is in again, but is denied by Ramsdale and Ampadu as the Blades desperately cling on.
82' IMPORTANT BLOCK! Vardy heavily involved again with a powerful run into the area from the left wing. He pulls the ball back for Iheanacho, but his shot is deflected wide by the well-placed Bryan.
T. Leshabela
Ayoze Pérez
81' Perez given a well-earned rest as he makes way for Thakgalo Leshabela.
E. Ampadu
Own Goal
80' OWN-GOAL!!! 5-0 LEICESTER! Ampadu puts through his own net! It goes from bad to worse for the Blades, who are carved open by the Foxes. Another devastating counter sees Vardy well-found and get his shot away. It is going wide until Ampadu unwittingly diverts the effort into the net.
I. Ndiaye
O. Norwood
79' United make a change with Norwood replaced by Iliman Ndiaye.
W. Ndidi
78' Ndidi laid the ball off for Iheanacho, who did the rest in tremendous style.
K. Iheanacho
78' IHEANACHO!!! HAT-TRICK! What a strike by Iheanacho! The Nigerian completes his first Premier League hat-trick in emphatic fashion. Receiving the ball 30 yards from goal, he is allowed too much time to take aim before drilling a low shot past a helpless Ramsdale.
76' United on course for their 23rd Premier League defeat of the season. You must go back to the 1975-76 season for the only time they were beaten more in a top-flight campaign.
K. Bryan
Yellow Card
74' Bryan bundles over Iheanacho on the edge of the box and is booked.
72' Leicester continuing to push for more goals and a well-worked corner enables Perez to get a shot away. However, Norwood is well-placed to get his head on the ball and divert it away from goal.
J. Vardy
69' A second assist for Vardy, who deserves full marks for his vision in spotting Iheanacho and delivering a perfectly timed ball for him to run onto.
K. Iheanacho
69' IHEANACHO!!! 3-0! The Vardy-Iheanacho combination does the damage once more! Vardy stays onside to latch onto a neat through ball and shows great awareness with a first-time pass to pick out Iheanacho, who grabs his second goal of the game.
68' As for Leicester, they have now found the net twice in each of their four Premier League meetings with the Blades. You certainly wouldn't bet again them adding to that tally here.
66' Perez does it again against the Blades. In fact, each of the Spaniard's last three Premier League goals have come in this fixture.
M. Albrighton
64' Albrighton did really well to pick out Perez with a neat ball, allowing the Spaniard to double the lead.
Ayoze Pérez
64' PEREZ!!! 2-0 LEICESTER! The Foxes hit the Blades with a quickfire counter! After racing down the right wing, Albrighton shows great awareness to pick out Perez, who drives at the defence before drilling a low shot into the far corner.
L. Mousset
O. Burke
63' A change for the Blades with Lys Mousset replacing Burke.
61' Leicester still a goal to the good as we pass the hour mark at the King Power. They will want to press home their advantage, though.
59' GOOD SAVE! Ramsdale denies Vardy! The goal continues to elude the Leicester number nine. He is brilliantly picked out by Iheanacho's neat through ball, but shoots straight at the goalkeeper.
56' The Foxes continue to enjoy plenty of possession here. United must maintain their discipline and hope that an opportunity will present itself.
54' Leicester have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last five games. Therefore, they will want the second goal as insurance and breathing space while in the asendancy.
52' Already a couple of good chances for Leicester at the start of this second half. You feel it is only a matter of time before they get a second goal against the Blades for the fourth consecutive Premier League meeting between the sides.
50' OFF THE LINE! Leicester in behind again with Albrighton finding Iheanacho at the far post. The goalscorer cuts inside and lays the ball off for Vardy, whose first-time shot is headed off the line by Basham.
48' Bryan to the rescue! A poor ball by Fleck enables Leicester to counter with pace and power. The ball is played into the path of Albrighton, but Bryan times his sliding challenge to perfection and blocks.
46' The Foxes get the ball rolling once more in the second half.
M. Albrighton
Ricardo Pereira
46' Leicester make a change at the break with Marc Albrighton replacing Ricardo.
United have struggled to make an impact so far. To get anything from this game, they must try to stay in the contest for as long as possible and look to snatch an equaliser if possible.
Kelechi Iheanacho's third goal in as many Premier League appearances gives Leicester the edge over Sheffield United. The Foxes are deserving of their half-time lead and will be looking to press home their advantage after the break.
45' We are going to have a single minute of additional time at the end of this first half.
43' Leicester very much in the ascendancy as we approach the final stages of the first half. You feel that a second goal before the break would more than likely seal the points for the Foxes.
41' It is the first time in Iheanacho's career that he finds the net for a third consecutive Premier League game. That is also five goals in his last eight outings in all competitions.
J. Vardy
39' Vardy was very unselfish as rather than going for goal himself, he put the ball on a plate for Iheanacho to finish.
K. Iheanacho
39' IHEANACHO!!! 1-0 LEICESTER! The hosts take the lead and it's a beautifully worked move! A neat through ball from Perez releases Vardy in behind the defence. The former England striker then demonstrates brilliant awareness to whip the ball across the face of goal, where Iheanacho applies the finishing touch.
38' Ramsdale has failed to keep a clean sheet in each of his last 23 away starts in the Premier League. Only John Ruddy and Russell Hoult have endured longer runs in the English top-flight.
36' A good block by Ampadu, who dives to deflect Tielemans' long-range effort behind for a corner. Ramsdale appeared to have it covered, but the Wales international was taking no chances.
33' Iheanacho is Leicester's man in form at the moment. Today, the former Manchester City forward is looking to score in three consecutive Premier League appearances for the first time in his career.
31' Iheanacho looks to make something happen for Leicester as he embarks on a powerful run down the right flank. However, Bryan is there to stop him in his tracks.
29' United's mission will not be easy considering they have found the net just once in their last five games. That came courtesy of David McGoldrick's strike in the 1-0 win over Aston Villa.
27' The Blades' 16 goals this season is the fourth-fewest recorded at this stage of a Premier League campaign - after Derby, Aston Villa and Huddersfield. Can they improve that tally today?
25' United looking to respond and cause a threat at the other end of the field. However, they are unable to find a way past the stubborn Foxes.
22' A league-low 36 per cent of Leicester's Premier League points have come in home games this season. Only Crystal Palace have ever won fewer than 36 per cent of their points at home in a single season, achieving the feat in 1997-98.
20' United are the only current Premier League side that Rodgers boasts a 100 per cent win ratio against as a manager; having overseen three victories from three.
18' Chance for Vardy! Bryan hesitates under pressure from Leicester's number nine, who steals the ball before shooting straight at Ramsdale from a tight angle. He may have been better looking for a team-mate there.
16' The Foxes turn up the pressure and Iheanacho bursts into life on the edge of the box, but his eventual shot is well-blocked by the United defence.
14' Leicester have quickly settled into their rhythm, but they do not boast the best home record this season. In fact, they have lost each of their last two at the King Power.
12' GOOD SAVE! Good reflexes from Ramsdale, who does well to tip Perez's glancing header onto the post following an inviting cross from Castagne.
10' Vardy has struggled for goals in recent times, but he does boast an impressive record in this fixture. In fact, he has found the net in three of Leicester's last four meetings with the Blades, including a last-minute winner at Bramall Lane in December.
8' Vardy works space to shoot from the edge of the box. However, he scuffs his left-footed shot that drifts way wide of the target.
6' Unlucky! A lovely cushioned ball from Perez almost gets Vardy in behind. But Ramsdale is quickly out of goal to gather.
3' The Blades are aiming for their first win over the Foxes in eight league matches. They last tasted such a victory courtesy of a 3-0 success in April 2008.
1' The referee blows his whistle and United get the match underway.
The teams are out and kick-off is just moments away at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester have won each of their three previous Premier League meetings with the Blades, scoring twice on each occasion.
As for Sheffield United, Heckingbottom makes three alterations from last week's defeat by Southampton. Chris Basham, Oliver Burke and Billy Sharp all comes into the starting 11, with Jayden Bogle and Rhian Brewster dropping to the bench. David McGoldrick does not make the matchday squad.
Brendan Rodgers makes two changes to the Leicester side that beat Brighton last weekend. Jonny Evans and Ayoze Perez return from injury to replace Daniel Amartey and youngster Sidnei Tavares. Although, the game is just too soon for Dennis Praet.
SUBS: Wes Foderingham, Phil Jagielka, Max Lowe, Ben Osborn, Iliman Ndiaye, Jayden Bogle, Oli McBurnie, Lys Mousset, Rhian Brewster.
SHEFFIELD UNITED (3-5-2): Aaron Ramsdale; Chris Basham, Ethan Ampadu, Kean Bryan; George Baldock, John Lundstram, Oliver Norwood, John Fleck, Enda Stevens; Billy Sharp, Oliver Burke.
SUBS: Danny Ward, Daniel Amartey, Christian Fuchs, Luke Thomas, Vontae Daley-Campbell, Nampalys Mendy, Hamza Choudhury, Thakgalo Leshabela, Marc Albrighton.
LEICESTER CITY (3-4-1-2): Kasper Schmeichel; Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu; Ricardo Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, Timothy Castagne; Ayoze Perez; Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy.
Leicester can move second in the table with victory over bottom side Sheffield United, who begin life under the temporary guidance of under-23s coach Paul Heckingbottom following Chris Wilder’s departure.
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