FA Cup

Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round
31st January 2016

2. Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City)

City’s young forward bagged his first hat-trick in senior football as Aston Villa were crushed 4-0 at Villa Park.

The 19-year-old put the Citizens 1-0 up as he slammed the ball in from close range after Jordan Veretout had blocked Fernando’s header on the line.

 v Manchester City - Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City - Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

Iheanacho now has four goals in two FA Cup appearances for Manchester City this season.

His second came from the spot after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Leandro Bacuna as he tried to convert Jesus Navas’ right-sided cross.

After the interval, the Nigerian completed his hat-trick as he intercepted Idrissa Gueye’s loose pass and ran through unopposed to slot under Brad Guzan.

Sterling added a fourth minutes later as the Citizens set up a fifth-round tie away to defending Premier League champions Chelsea.


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