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EPL: Manchester United now third as Iheanacho’s hat-trick powers Liecester to second

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Kelechi Iheanacho’s stunning performance with a superb hat-trick for Leicester City against Shelffield United helped the team in their push for a top-four finish with a commanding victory, dropping Manchester United to the third position on the competitive EPL table.

The Liecester were far superior at King Power Stadium on Sunday, where Iheanacho continued his fine goalscoring form as the Foxes ran riot in the second half.

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

Ayoze Perez had come closest to an early opener with a flicked header that Aaron Ramsdale diverted onto the post, but the Spaniard got the goal his performance deserved with a fine finish into the bottom corner after 64 minutes.

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Iheanacho got his second from Jamie Vardy’s excellent pass five minutes later before the Nigeria forward’s powerful strike sealed his treble.

Vardy thought he had ended a six-game goal drought with his shot 10 minutes from time, but Blades defender Ethan Ampadu was adjudged to have made the decisive touch.

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Leicester move into second place, above Manchester United, who face West Ham later on Sunday while Sheffield United remain 12 points from safety.

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