Leicester boss praises ‘colossal’ Iheanacho after hat-trick heroics

Leicester Metropolis’s Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (C) congratulates Leicester Metropolis’s Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho (L. a. the tip of his facet’s 5-0 drubbing of Sheffield United at King Energy Stadium on March 14, 2021. (Photo by MOLLY DARLINGTON/POOL/AFP)

Leicester Metropolis manager Brendan Rodgers has showered encomiums on Kelechi Iheanacho after the Nigerian striker scored his first Premier League hat-trick within the Foxes 5-0 demolition of Sheffield United on Sunday.

Iheanacho opened issues up within the six minutes from the tip of the first half as he tapped dwelling a sweeping Jamie Vardy hostile to score in three successive Premier League games for the first time.

Vardy as soon as again draw up Iheanacho for his 2nd of the afternoon within the 69th minute earlier than the Nigerian global carried out his hat-trick on 78 minutes with a beauty from 25 yards out after being picked out by his compatriot and Leicester teammate Wilfred Ndidi.

It used to be Iheanacho’s 2nd profession hat-trick and his first since grabbing a treble on 30 January 2016 against Aston Villa within the fourth round of the English FA Cup.

Iheanacho used to be quiet a Manchester Metropolis participant on the time he assign Aston Villa to the sword in 2016 and Leicester boss Rodgers couldn’t wait on however heap plaudits on the 24-year-ragged after scoring thrice against the Blades at King Energy Stadium.

“Kelechi Iheanacho is a colossal man and when he has been asked to reach encourage in he has performed,” said the Northern Irishman, in a put up-match interview with the BBC.

“Absolutely overjoyed for him to own got a hat-trick within the Premier League. It’s a colossal success and all were very lawful crew dreams.”

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