Iheanacho shines again

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 31st, 2014
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Flying Eagles playmaker, Kelechi Iheanacho, continued his impressive display for Manchester City in the team’s pre-season tour with a sterling display against Liverpool on Wednesday, kickOffNigeria.com reports.

But the English champions lost 1-3 on penalties to Liverpool after a 2-2 draw, with Iheanacho converting City’s lone spot kick.

He started on the bench for the first time in three games, but came on as a second half substitute for James Milner.

It was from his speculative strike at goal that Stevan Jovetic opened the scoring for City.

That advantage was soon cancelled out by Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson before Jovetic made it 2-1.

But Raheem Sterling levelled scores with five minutes of play left, and the game was decided on penalties.

Alexandr Kolarov, Yaya Toure and Jesus Navas all missed for City before Iheanacho converted.

But after Sturridge missed for Liverpool, Emre Can, Henderson and Lucas all found the target for Liverpool, putting the Anfield giants on top of the group at the International Champions Cup tournament.

The two group winners will meet in the final.


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