Leicester city win keeps them third and boss gives young South African Leshabela first start in the premier league

Kelechi Iheanacho’s first Premier League hat-trick helped Leicester to a 5-0 thrashing of Sheffield United to consolidate their place in the top four.

It was a nightmare start to Paul Heckingbottom’s interim tenure. with Sheffield United mustering just one shot on target at the King Power Stadium and suffering their heaviest defeat of the season.

Iheanacho (39) opened things up in the first half as he tapped home a sweeping Jamie Vardy cross to score in three successive Premier League games for the first time.

But it was after the break when Leicester truly overpowered their opponents. Ayoze Perez (64) added the second with a lovely finish, with Vardy once again setting up Iheanacho (69) for his second of the afternoon soon after.

It’s a vital win for Leicester, who are now eight points clear of West Ham in fifth. Sheffield United remain rooted to the bottom of the table with 14 points.

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