Iheanacho scores as City beat United

Kelechi Iheanacho scored on Saturday as Manchester City beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford in the English Premier League.

Iheanacho reacted in lightening fashion to fire past David de Gea from close range in the 36th minute after Kevin De Bruyne’s strike clattered against the post.

The 19-year-old also had a hand in City’s first goal as he expertly flicked a header towards the onrushing De Bruyne who did well to toe poke past a static Daley Blind before firing unerringly past De Gea in the United goal on the quarter hour.

He thus becomes the youngest ever scorer for Manchester City in the Manchester derby.

Iheanacho only started the match because City’s Argentinean striker, Sergio Aguero was ineligible as a result of a three-match ban.

The City manager, Pep Guardiola was quizzed about his level of trust for Iheanacho before kick-off and he replied in the affirmative.

“He (Iheanacho) is our striker and I trust him. That is why I chose him to start against Manchester United,” Guardiola told ITV minutes before kick-off.

Saturday’s goal against Manchester City represented Iheanacho’s first for City in all competitions this season. The Nigerian striker has now scored nine goals from just 13 attempts at goal.

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