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Rodgers hails Iheanacho after hat-trick for Leicester City

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Kelechi Iheanacho was the star of the day as Leicester City thrashed Sheffield 5-0 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Kelechi Iheanacho bagged his first hat-trick in the Premier League in Leicester City’s 5-0 demolition of Sheffield United on Sunday.

The 24-year-old put Leicester City up in the 39th minute thanks to Jamie Vardy’s assist. That strike ensured he scored in three consecutive league games for the first time in his career.

In the 64th minute, Ayoze Perez doubled his side’s advantage after capitalizing on some good work from Marc Albrighton.

Four minutes later, Iheanacho got his second of the evening. Vardy sent in a brilliant pass to pick out Iheanacho, who beat goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

He completed his hat-trick in the 78th minute after an assist from Ndidi. He took the ball 30 yards from goal and took a low shot past Ramsdale in his near post.

Speaking after the game, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased to see his side put out a dominating performance.

“We worked very, very hard in the game,” the Northern Irishman said to the club’s website.

“You have to play with an intensity and we were able to do that. Organisationally, we defended well. We were aggressive. We got in contact with them and that’s always the foundation for any good performance.”

Speaking on Iheanacho, he added: “He was outstanding, not just in his goals, but his overall work-rate,” the 48-year-old added. “He had a big responsibility today, in terms of dropping into the space, finding that pocket that was just on the back of the midfield, and I thought he did that very, very well.

“He’s a great guy. He deserved the three goals. He had one or two other opportunities, but we’re all delighted for him.”