Iheanacho starts for City, Sterling benched

Iheanacho, 19, scored in City’s 5-1 Capital One Cup victory against Crystal Palace in midweek, and starts against the Canaries with Raheem Sterling on the bench

Manuel Pellegrini has handed Kelechi Iheanacho his first Premier League start as table toppers Manchester City take on Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Iheanacho, 19, scored in City’s 5-1 Capital One Cup victory against Crystal Palace in midweek, and starts against the Canaries alongside Wilfried Bony with Raheem Sterling on the bench.

Captain Vincent Kompany starts at centre-back alongside Nicolas Otamendi, with Pellegrini opting for an attacking XI ahead of them after some impressive league wins at the Etihad of late.

Man City XI: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Otamendi, Kolarov, Toure, Fernandinho, Navas, De Bruyne, Bony, Iheanacho
Subs: Caballero, Demichelis, Mangala, Fernando, Garcia, Roberts, Sterling.

Norwich XI: Ruddy; Bennett, Martin, Bassong; Brady, Mulumbu, Tettey, Olsson; Howson, Jarvis, Jerome.
Subs: Rudd, Whittaker, Grabban, Hoolahan, Dorrans, Redmond, O’Neil.

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