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This evening, Leicester City took on Manchester United in the FA Cup Quarter Final. Both teams fighting for a place in the semi-final and a place at Wembley.

A double from Kelechi Iheanacho and a goal from Youri Tielemans cancelled out Mason Greenwood’s goal as Leicester City won 3-1.

Here is how the players did:

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Leicester City

Kasper Schmeichel – Didn’t face much today but when he was put under pressure he made some good saves. Couldn’t have done much about the Greenwood goal but generally a decent performance. 6.5

Wesley Fofana – Came up against Paul Pogba for the majority of the game and did well – apart from being beaten fairly easily for the goal. Other than that one moment he came out on top the majority of the time. 7.2

Johnny Evans – Looked cool, calm and collected for the majority of the game. He defended well and kept United quiet. 7

Caglar Soyuncu – The best defender on the pitch in my view. His ability to win the ball back and especially in the air was outstanding and he did very well today. 8

Marc Albrighton – Was defensive for a fair bit of the game but did well coming forward. Created the third goal with a great cross. generally did well. 7

Youri Tielemans – Got on the scoresheet but generally looked fantastic defensively as well as going forward. 8.2

Wilfred Ndidi – Won the ball so much today and was incredibly imposing in the midfield. Had a fantastic game as he so often does. 8.4

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Timothy Castagne – Partnered Ayoze Perez very well today linking up with him and causing trouble going forward on many occasions. A handful for Aaron Wan Bissaka specifically. 7.5

Ayoze Perez – Didn’t have the impact he may have liked however a fairly solid performance from Perez. 6.8

Kelechi Iheanacho – Two goals and showing composure on the ball. The chances were fairly easy to finish but did fantastically all game and caused Manchester United so many issues throughout the game. 9

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Jamie Vardy – Vardy has been struggling as of recent and this game is another game that has proven that. Some of his runs today opened up space beautifully but could have easily got a goal or two. Wasn’t his day overall. 6.5

Substitutions –

Hamza Choudhary – Came on for the last few minutes of the game. Gave away a freekick in a dangerous place that came to nothing. Generally ok but didn’t have a huge impact. 3

Dennis Praet – Was quiet when he came on not doing much. Played around 15 minutes but really just coming on to try and see off United which they did. 3.5

Manager –

Brendan Rodgers – Rodgers masterclass really in this game as Leicester didn’t really look in trouble at any point of the game. To get Leicester to a semi-final for the first time in nearly 40 years shows the impact that he has had on the club. They really could be one of the teams to beat and it is thanks to Rodgers for that. 8

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Manchester United

Dean Henderson – Probably couldn’t do much about the goals but will be disappointed to have conceded three goals. Not the worst performance in the team but he has had a shocker really. 5

Alex Telles – Was again one of United’s better player on the pitch and probably didn’t deserve to be taken off. 6

Harry Maguire – A shocker from defence from the United captain. Once again had a mare of a game. Played Fred into a spot of bother and was turned on many occasions. 4.3

Victor Lindelöf – Wasn’t really to blame for any of the goals Manchester United conceded today and gave Vardy a fight. Not bad. 5.2

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Most of United’s play forward was from the other side today meaning he didn’t get forward as much as United would have liked. Defensively he was ok but had trouble containing a few of the Leicester players at a time. 5.2

Fred – May as well have had a Leicester kit on the amount he gave the ball to them. Had an absolute mare in midfield and was to blame on many occasions for poor passing, tackling and shooting. 1

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Nemanja Matic – Didn’t do anything the majority of the game. I question his selection as he didn’t seem to prove himself a just part of the starting eleven today. 1.5

Paul Pogba – Did ok generally setting up Greenwood for his goal however was underutilized going forward. Probably could have done more but was taken off midway through the second half. 6

Donny Van De Beek – Played fairly well but probably wasn’t fit enough after returning from injury in this game. A beautiful dummy in the goal but other than that he was quite quiet. 5.8

Mason Greenwood – Scored for the first time in 16 games which will hopefully kick him into scoring form again. Did well generally making some good runs and playing the ball about well but couldn’t carry United back into the game. 6

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Anthony Martial – Played the whole game despite not looking threatening to the Leicester backline. Coming back from injury there may have been questions about his fitness. Just an ok performance in this one though. 5

Substitutions –

Luke Shaw – Came on and looked bright. Certainly one of the best players Manchester United have at the moment. Couldn’t get United back into it though. 5.6

Scott McTominay – Poor defending for the third goal and didn’t really do much else for Manchester United. 4

Bruno Fernandes – Nearly scored to be fair to him from the freekick but proves that he should start for United with everyone else playing poorly without him. Did what he could just not enough to get the victory today. 5.5

Edison Cavani – Ran about a lot as he does but did very little when it came to creating chances. 5

Amad – Came on very late. Didn’t have time to do much in the game. 3

Manager –

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – Poor selection in the midfield from the get-go with Bruno Fernandes not starting. Just got worse throughout the game with United looking off the mark. Pogba and Van De Beek coming off probably also a mistake and leaving Fred on the pitch for so long while he was clearly struggling to do anything an even bigger mistake. Deprived United really as he didn’t play his best team when it could have been a fairly routine path to the final. 3.5

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My Man of the Match – Kelechi Iheanacho

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July 2024