Iheanacho Scores In City’s Rout Nigerian youngster starred as Manchester City eased into the ...
Iheanacho Scores In City’s Rout
Nigerian youngster starred as Manchester City eased into the FA Cup fourth round with a 3-0 victory over Norwich at Carrow Road.. The 19 year old started up front alongside Sergio Aguero up front.
The visitors took the lead on 16 minutes when Aguero drove at the heart of the Norwich defence, beat four players and fired home.
And they doubled their lead in the 30th minute when Iheanacho fired into the bottom corner of John Ruddy’s net.
|Iheanacho firing pass Ruddy to double City's lead|
Substitute Kevin De Bruyne wrapped up the win by netting an excellent third in the 77th minute in a very much one sided affair.
Manuel Pellegrini told Kelechi Iheanacho to prove why he should be in this Manchester City team more often. Alongside Sergio Aguero in their rarely-used 4-4-2 formation, he did just that.
Iheanacho’s last start was against Norwich in October and, with Wilfried Bony absent due to a calf injury, this gave the 19-year-old striker a chance to partner an experienced goalscorer in Aguero.
The one-twos, the peeling away from one another, the instinctive runs, the goal apiece. Iheanacho and Aguero were a handful at Carrow Road and showed why Pellegrini could occasionally consider swapping 4-2-3-1 for this system in their push for the Barclays Premier League title.
Iwobi Impresses For Gunners
FA Cup holders Arsenal marched into the fourth round after coming from behind to see off Sunderland 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Nigerian starlet and Jay Jay Okocha's nephew Alex Iwobi got a rare start in the Gunners side.
|Campbell celebrates with Walcott and Giroud after scoring the equaliser for the Gunners|
Sunderland took the lead on 17 minutes when Jeremain Lens dispossessed Laurent Koscielny and drilled the ball past Petr Cech on his near post.
Arsenal were level on 25 minutes when Iwobi laid the ball for Theo Walcott who played in Joel Campbell, who fired past Jordan Pickford.
Iwobi had a chance when he danced his way through the Sunderland penalty area, but the Arsenal forward was denied by the onrushing figure of Pickford.
fired home following good work by Hector Bellerin. And the Spanish full-back was again the provider four minutes later for Olivier Giroud to make it 3-1
Elswehre, Ivorian forward Arouna Kone and Kevin Mirallas scored in either half as Everton booked a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win over League Two Dagenham & Redbridge at Goodison Park.
|Kone celebrates after scoring for Everton|
Everton took the lead on 32 minutes when Bryan Oviedo’s free-kick to the back post was met by the head of Kone. Mirallas then converted from the penalty to seal the win.