Abuja - Manchester
City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hailed Kelechi Iheanacho, following the
attacker’s goal in City’s 4-1 win over Hull City in the Capital One Cup on
19-year old started from the bench, but replaced Ivorian Wilfried Bony – who
had given City a first half lead – after 71 minutes, and would go on to
score his team’s second just nine minutes after coming on.
after the game, Pellegrini, who had some good words for his players, singled
out Iheanacho for praise, stating that the youngster is always eager to learn.
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was good for Kelechi (Iheanacho) to score,” Pellegrini said in a post-match
a very young player. He wants to learn more every day and scoring goals is
important for his development.
great for all the players to be involved in all competitions,” Pellegrini
goal against Hull makes it three in 11 games in all competitions for the
Nigerian. He has scored twice in the Capital One Cup – against Crystal Palace
in the previous round and now against Hull City – and once in the Premier
League, also against Crystal Palace.
he made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against
Swaziland last month.