London - Victor Moses made a return to competitive football action on Saturday for his West Ham United club against Newcastle, and Kelechi Iheanacho was handed a starter’s shirt ahead of Yaya Toure and Raheem Sterling in the English Premier League.
Though West Ham lost the game 2-1, Moses was introduced in the 70th minute for Michail Antonio.
The former Wigan Athletic winger is on-loan at Upton Park from Chelsea and had a fairly decent run before injuring his hamstring on December 5 against Manchester United.
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini sprang a few surprises as he left Raheem Sterling, Yaya Toure, Jesus Navas and Bacary Sagna on the bench and handed a starting opportunity to striker Kelechi Iheanacho.
Iheanacho, the highly-rated Nigerian who scored the winner off the bench at Selhurst Park in September, had made just one previous league start but earned his chance after impressing in the FA Cup last weekend.
The 19-year-old's inclusion alongside Aguero meant a switch to 4-4-2, and that initially appeared to favour Palace and their packed midfield.
Iheanacho was later substituted for Toure in the 57th minute as City beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.