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Man. City 1 Leicester 0: Iheanacho Blows Reds Hold Breath Moment!

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By: Marc Gingell

Born in Imo, Nigeria, 22 year old Kelechi Iheanacho played for Manchester City between 2015 and 2017 scoring 12 goals in 46 appearances. In August 2017 Leicester parted company with a reported £25 million to sign Iheanacho who hasn’t actually paid much of that back with four goals in 51 appearances.

This season he has one goal, in a 3-1 home victory against Huddersfield back in September, and five assists. He’s not one Brendan Rodgers favourites and, before the city game he’d only spent just over thirty minutes on the pitch in all of Rodgers games. He could be surplus to requirements!

Match Details

6/5/2019 Etihad Stadium Manchester City (1) 1-0 Leicester City (9)
KO:20:00 ATT: 54,506 Vincent Kompany 70′
REF: M Dean

Ten Minutes To Impress

When players visit their old stomping grounds two things tend to happen. The crowd jeers them every time they touch the ball and the do something to influence the game. That could be with a goal. Rodgers might have considered this and he sent Iheanacho on in the 80th minute to replace James Maddison.

Six Minutes Later

Six minutes later Hamza Choudhury played a ball into Iheanacho just outside City’s box. He had time. He had space. The ball was on his good left foot. He had to score. As all Reds fans, held their breath, he took the ball first time with a side-foot shot. The net didn’t ripple! He missed by so much that he would have failed to hit a goal next to the goal.

Liverpool’s prayers went unanswered again and City’s show moves to Brighton on Sunday where they should win the title.

Player Ratings

Man City: Ederson (7), Walker (6), Kompany (8), Laporte (7), Zinchenko (6), Foden (6), Gundogan (6), David Silva (6), Sterling (6), Aguero (6), Bernardo Silva (8).

Subs: Sane (6), Jesus (n/a), Stones (n/a).

Leicester: Schmeichel (8), Pereira (6), Evans (7), Maguire (7), Chilwell (7), Ndidi (6), Choudhury (6), Tielemans (6), Albrighton (6), Maddison (7), Vardy (6).

Subs: Barnes (5), Iheanacho (4), Gray (n/a).

Man of the Match: Vincent Kompany

Opta Stats

  • Man City have now scored 100 goals in all competitions at the Etihad this season; extending their record for most home goals by an English top-flight team in a single campaign.
  • Man City return to the top of the Premier League; the 32nd lead change this season, with 29 of those involving Liverpool or City.
  • Man City have won each of their last 13 Premier League games – it’s the fourth run of a team winning 13+ games in a row in the competition’s history, with Man City the only side to have done so twice.
  • Man City have beaten every team they’ve faced in the league for the second consecutive season; the only other English top-flight team to achieve this were Preston between 1888-89 and 1889-90.
  • Vincent Kompany has scored his 20th goal in all competitions for Man City, with his strike tonight versus Leicester his first from outside the box.
  • Leicester have won just one of their last seven away games versus Man City in all competitions (W1 D1 L5).

 

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