Having bowed 2-0 to Southampton in their last time out – a result which got Chris Wilder fired – the Blades went to the King Power Stadium with the ambition of returning to winning ways.
Kelechi Iheanacho scores first career hat-trick for Leicester City
But Kelechi Iheanacho and the Foxes had other ideas as the Nigerian recorded his first hat-trick for club and country after striking thrice in Leicester City’s 5-0 obliteration of Sheffield United on Sunday.
Leicester City are unyielding in their quest to qualify for next season’s Champions League, and they blew a shaken Sheffield United side right out of the water.
Iheanacho put Leicester City up in the 39th minute thanks to Jamie Vardy’s assist. That strike ensured he scored in three consecutive English elite division appearances for the first time.
In the 68th minute, the African star got his second of the evening, finishing a Jamie Vardy assist.
He completed his treble in the 78th minute benefitting from a Wilfred Ndidi assist.