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Iheanacho scores as City wins Manchester derby

10 September 2016, 14:25Israel Ojoko

London - Kelechi Iheanacho scored one goal and provided the assist for the other to inspire Manchester City to a 2-1 victory over their United counterpart in an English Premier League tie.

Iheanacho, who was In the lineup for City, headed a pass to Kevin de Bruyne, who perfectly slot the ball pass David De Gea to put the Blue side ahead in the 15th minute.

The Super Eagles forward extended the lead for City in the 36th minute when he took advantage of a rebound off a de Bruyne shot in front of the 75 000 spectators watching in the stadium.

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United reduced the deficit three minutes to half time when goalkeeper Claudio Bravo's gaffe gifted Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who's accurate strike hit the back of the net.

Iheanacho was however substituted in the 53rd minutes with Fernando.

It was the first encounter between Guardiola and Mourinho, former El Clasico sparring partners, since 2013 and gave the former Barcelona coach an eighth win in 17 encounters with the ex-Real Madrid manager.

City's win, their 50th in competitive derby matches, saw them end United's perfect start to the season.

It left Guardiola's side and Chelsea, who visit Swansea City on Sunday, as the only teams in the Premier League with 100 percent records.

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