Iheanacho gets 17 minutes as Man City return to reckoning
Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho was in action for 17 minutes as Manchester city beat relegation threatened Hull city 3-1 on Saturday to get back on track.
The victory is coming after the Pep Guardiola side had gone four premier league games without a win. Iheanacho came in as late substitute in the 73rd minute replacing David Silva. The tie had opened with an own goal from Ahmed Elmohamady putting the hosts ahead at the Etihad Stadium before Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph secured three important points in the race for Champions League qualification. It was Aguero’s 28th goal of the season.
.Hull, who had gone into the game with confidence after successive victories, were outplayed but managed a late consolation when City’s recalled goalkeeper Claudio Bravo allowed an Andrea Ranocchia shot to slip through his grasp.
Until then it had been a quiet return for the Chilean, who was dropped in January after a series of poor performances and conceding six goals from six shots faced in back-to-back games against Everton and Tottenham.
Again, Hull’s goal came from their only shot on target.
The criticism of the 33-year-old will continue although the keeper could claim his view was obscured by John Stones.
It was a unique outing for Silva who was making his 300th appearance for the club, he volleyed over and Sterling had another effort blocked which otherwise would have further increased the tally.