Second half goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Kevin De Bruyne sealed victory for Manchester City as they whipped championship side Hull City 4-1 on Tuesday night in their Capital Cup clash at the Etihad Stadium.
Ivorian striker, Wilfred Bony had earlier fired the Citizens into the lead in the 12th minute having reacted quite fast to sweep home from close range after Kevin de Bruyne’s shot hit the bar.
However, despite the avalanche of chances that came the way of the hosts, they were unable to increase their tally and were living dangerously as the Tigers still had the game within their reach.
Fortunately for City, Coach Manuel Pelligrini beckoned on his Nigerian import to come in and contribute his quota and Iheanacho did not disappoint after coming in as a 71st minute substitute for his African brother, Bony.
The much anticipated second goal finally arrived with 10 minutes left as substitutes Raheem Sterling and Iheanacho linked up, with the Nigerian striker tapping home from inside the area.
Two minutes later, De Bruyne made it 3-0 as he pounced on a poor header by Andrew Robertson to roll the ball past a helpless Jakupovic and the Belgian winger completed his brace in the 88th minute with a precise free kick from 25 yards.
Though Robertson scored a consolation for the Tigers in injury time, it was inconsequential as City earned a spot in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup with ease.