Kelechi Iheanacho nets first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United


Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has scored a fine hat-trick as his team hammered Sheffield United 5-0 on Sunday.

The win also left them in second place on the Premier League table, ahead of Manchester United who hosts West Ham later in the day.

It was the Blades’ first game since Chris Wilder was sacked this week.

Having been appointed interim manager until the end of the season on Saturday, Under-23s boss Paul Heckingbottom took charge of the game.

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

Ayoze Perez made it 2-0 in the 64th minute.

Iheanacho got his second from J Vardy’s excellent pass five minutes later, before the Super Eagles star’s powerful strike sealed his treble.