Kelechi Iheanacho is hoping lightning strikes twice when City take on Crystal Palace in the Capital One Cup fourth round.
The Nigerian teenager scored within a minute of coming on as a sub in the Premier League meeting at Selhurst Park earlier this season.
“Crystal Palace will always be a special game for me because I scored my first goal against them,” said Kelechi.
“It won’t be easy because they are a quality side. They are very strong and have very good wingers so they will believe they can come here and win.
“A few teams have beaten us at home this season and they will fancy their chances so we have to be careful, respect them and expect this to be a very difficult match.”
The winners of Wednesday evening’s tie will progress into the quarter-finals of the competition and within touching distance of the final – and a place at Wembley – a venue Kelechi is yet to experience in any form.
“We know that if we win, we’re only three games away from a final at Wembley, a place I’ve always wanted to play at so we’ll be going all out to beat them,” he told City’s website.
“As I said, it won’t be easy but we are at home and have been playing well lately.”
Meanwhile, Manchester City’s coach Manuel Pellegrini has refused to confirm if teenage star Kelechi Iheanacho will start Wednesday’s Capital One Cup clash against Crystal Palace at the Ethiad stadium.
Pellegrini needed a last gasp winner from Ihenancho to snatch a winner at Selhurt Park when both teams met in August but refused to admit if the Nigerian will be given another chance to against the Eagles in front of his home fans.
The Chilean who will be without five first team players for the fixture is also wary of the threats the Eagles poses.
In his pre-match conference, the Chilean said:”We’ll see tomorrow if @67Kelechi will start. It’s important to bring young players from the Academy to the first-team.”
The draw for the next round of the competition will be made after the Wednesday’s fourth Round fixture between Liverpool and Bournemouth.