Ann-Marie Donelan
Ann-Marie Donelan

20.35 21 Mar 2021


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Brendan Rodgers has Leicester City back in the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1982. 

His side beat Manchester United 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday and they'll meet Southampton in the last four after the draw was made on Sunday evening with Chelsea set to face Manchester City.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice with Youri Tielemans also finding the back of the net to send the Foxes to Wembley.

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Mason Greenwood did equalise in the first half but United were second best as their hopes of winning a 13th FA Cup ended.

Speaking after the game, which was his 100th as manager of the club, Rodgers expressed how much he'd love the club to win the competition for the first-ever time.

“We are in the semi-final and we have a chance to get to the final and create history. When it comes we will fight and give everything we can to achieve that.

“For the club to get to the final and win the trophy would be really special. It’s a trophy in their history they haven’t won. I would be so happy for the owners."

It's not only in the FA Cup that Leicester are thriving with them looking likely to secure top four in the Premier League.

Rodgers clearly wants to compete at the top while continuing to improve but also possibly create some history for the club along the way.

“There are lots of teams ahead of us in terms of budget or whatever else, maybe history, but the ambition is there to win titles and be competitive.

“It’s a tough game in the semi-final but the club has never won the FA Cup so to be able to do something like that will be special.

“We were very complete. You are playing against a top-class team but it was an outstanding performance against a very good side.

“We have developed very well, the confidence comes when you start to win big games against big opponents. We passed the test. It was a measure of how well the players are progressing.”


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