Iheanacho dents Man United’s hopes of a top four finish

Nets fourth goal in 10 games against Red Devils

Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first Premier League goal of 2022 to dent Manchester United’s hopes of a top-four finish as the Red Devils had to come from behind to draw 1-1 with Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Bruno Fernandes had the best chance of a goalless first half, but his tame shot when through on goal was saved by Kasper Schmeichel’s outstretched leg.

Two goals in the space of three second-half minutes sparked the match into life. The first came from Kelechi Iheanacho who stooped to head in a James Maddison cross at the far post.
The goal was his second in the Premier League and four across all competitions against Man United.
The Red Devils levelled as Fred finished after Schmeichel had palmed a Fernandes shot into his path.

Leicester hit back as Wesley Fofana forced a fine David De Gea save before James Maddison saw a goal overturned by a VAR review.

The draw means Man United stay sixth on 50 points, four behind Arsenal in fourth, having played two matches more.

Leicester climb to ninth with 39 points.

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