Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice for Manchester City on Saturday as the Citizens showed no mercy; beating Stoke City 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
Iheanacho was handed his fourth start in the EPL this season by Coach Manuel Pellegrini and the 19-year old made good use of the chance as he scored two second half goals which will give City’s top-four push a big boost.
Iheanacho was on target the 64th minute and 74th minute as the Nigeria international now has five goals in four starts for the Citizens in the Premier League.
The opening goal for City came off an outswinging corner from Navas which was met by Fernando with a glancing header into the far corner.
Aguero doubled the lead for the hosts two minutes before the end of the first half before Iheanacho ran the show in the second half to help his team to a big win
Saturday’s fixture represents the 110th time that the two teams have met in a competitive match, with City winning 47 times in comparison to 37 victories for Stoke.
Manchester City have dominated this fixture over the past five years but Stoke have lost just one of the last three contests.
Interestingly, the reverse fixture in December was won by the Potters, who had Marko Arnautovic to thank for two early goals at the Britannia Stadium but there was no repeat performance for Mark Hughes’ men as they were completely outplayed by their hosts on Saturday.