The Nigeria international striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, on Sunday, s netted his first-ever hat-trick in the Premier League as Leicester City defeated visiting Sheffield United by five goals to nil.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Iheanacho, who is motherless, dedicated the match ball he won to mothers on Mothers’ Day.
Iheanacho’s other hat-trick in English football was against Aston Villa in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup back in January 2016.
With his goals, Iheanacho thus helped Leicester City to second in the Premier League standings.
Manager Brendan Rodgers handed Iheanacho his fourth straight start in the top-flight and the striker was joined in the starting lineup by international teammate Wilfred Ndidi, with both going the distance.
Iheanacho’s close range finish assisted by his strike partner Jamie Vardy was the difference at half-time.
The Foxes totally dominated the game in the second half and scored four more goals.
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Ayoze Perez doubled the advantage at minute 64 and Iheanacho scored with a first time finish to make it 3-0 on 69 minutes, Vardy the creator again.
He scored his third and Leicester City’s fourth with a brilliant effort from distance with 12 minutes left on the clock.
Leicester City wrapped up the scoring in the 80th minute as Jamie Vardy’s shot from a tight angle was deflected in by Ethan Ampadu.