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Leicester in FA Cup final; United sink Burnley

Leicester City reached the FA Cup final for the first time in more than 50 years as Kelechi Iheanacho's goal secured a 1-0 win over Southampton at Wembley on Sunday.

Leicester in FA Cup final; United sink Burnley

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 April 2021 6:21 AM GMT

LONDON: Leicester City reached the FA Cup final for the first time in more than 50 years as Kelechi Iheanacho's goal secured a 1-0 win over Southampton at Wembley on Sunday.

A disappointing game was settled 10 minutes after the interval as the in-form Nigerian striker slotted at the second attempt after good work by Jamie Vardy.

Leicester, who have never won the FA Cup and last appeared in the final in 1969, will face Chelsea on May 15.

A crowd of around 4,000, mainly local residents, were permitted to attend the semi-final as part of a test event for the return of crowds as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

There was precious little for them to get excited about in a dull first half, but the second period was m

It was no surprise that Iheanacho scored the winner as he has now netted 10 times in his last seven games.

Southampton, who had not conceded a goal in reaching the semi-finals, rarely threatened and failed to register a goal attempt on target.

Mason Greenwood continued his fine run of form with a second-half brace which helped Manchester United to a 3-1 home win over Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday and kept them on course for a top-four finish.

The result left United second in the standings on 66 points from 32 games, eight behind leaders Manchester City and 10 ahead of third-placed Leicester City, who have a game in hand.

Burnley stayed 17th on 33 points from 32 games, six above 18th-placed Fulham who have played a game more and were held to a 1-1 draw at Arsenal after conceding a late equaliser in the lunchtime kickoff.

Greenwood was delighted and said that United were still in with an outside chance of clinching their first league title since 2013. Agencies

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