Iheanacho fires Man City to pre-season victory
Kelechi Iheanacho is not yet a first team Manchester City player, but he was on the scoresheet as the Premier League champions got their United States tour off to a winning start at Sporting Park beating Sporting Kansas City 4-1.
The promising Nigerian striker, is however, on the fringes of the first team, despite having only earned a place on the flight to America during last week’s training camp in Scotland. He scored City’s fourth goal in the 89th minute.
Wearing No.72, the highly-rated striker would have added a second but for a fingertip save from Kansas goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum.
Iheanacho who played 91 minutes for the English champions joined the club through the ‘Right to Dream’ programme in Ghana, which has close links with City, and starred in last summer’s Under-17 World Cup.
Bruno Zuculini, Dedryck Boyata and Aleksandar Kolarov scored the other goals for Manuel Pelegrinni’s side as they ran out comfortable winners.