Leicester City reached their first FA Cup since 1969 as Kelechi Iheancho’s goal proved enough against Southampton at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
How did we rate the Foxes’ individual performances in the capital?
Kasper Schmeichel – 6/10: His mark cannot be higher simply because he did not have anything to do. The Dane was not forced into a single save by Southampton throughout the entire match.
Wesley Fofana – 7/10: The Frenchman was very impressive and proved a formidable wall for the Saints to get beyond. His anticipation of danger was key in Leicester reaching the final with his highly impressive five interceptions.
Jonny Evans – 8/10: Arguably Leicester’s man-of-the-match, the Northern-Irishman was a huge presence at the back. He produced a tackle, an interception, three clearances and a block throughout the 90 minutes according to WhoScored, earning his £80k per week wages and more.
Caglar Soyuncu – 6/10: Returning after a two-game absence, the Turkish defender was slightly rash. He was booked early in the second-half for a late challenge on Kyle Walker-Peters and was probably slightly fortunate to get away with a couple of mistimed challenges.
Ricardo Pereira – 5/10: Deployed on the left, the Portuguese did not look totally comfortable. He only completed 56.8% of his passes before he was hauled off on the 60-minute mark.
Wilfred Ndidi – 6/10: Whilst not the usually dominant figure in the centre of the park for the Foxes, having provided just one interception, he was still hugely useful in providing a shield in front of the Leicester backline by keeping James Ward-Prowse quiet.
Youri Tielemans – 7/10: An ever-present in the Leicester midfield, the Belgian’s display at Wembley was impressive in all facets of the game. He was strong defensively whilst contributing four key passes, more than the rest of the players on the pitch.
Timothy Castagne – 6/10: Not a standout performer by any means but the former Atalanta man was solid without being spectacular. The wing-back contributed three tackles throughout the duration of the game.
Ayoze Perez – 6/10: Another to return to the starting line-up, the Spaniard linked play well and got in behind Walker-Peters on occasion but was somewhat wasteful with his opportunities – highlighted by an overhit cross to Vardy in the first period. He was replaced by Marc Albrighton.
Jamie Vardy – 7/10: Whilst not ending his barren run, the striker was a constant threat to the Saints with his runs down the left-flank. He wasted a fantastic opportunity in the first-half as he attempted to chip Fraser Forster but was key in Leicester’s opening goal having been released down the left, then producing a great cross for Iheanacho.
Kelechi Iheanacho – 7/10: The Nigerian simply cannot stop scoring. Whilst he was fortunate in that the ball came back to him for his strike, he stayed cool to slot home at the second attempt for his 15th goal in all competitions. He also teed Maddison up late on, an opportunity that was wasted.
Marc Albrighton – 6/10: Whilst not quite having had the same impact that he had against West Ham United, he was a useful option in closing out the game.
James Maddison – 6/10: His first appearance since breaking guidelines, the midfielder showed he was a threat after coming off of the bench by having two shots but he could get neither on target.
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