Iheanacho goes for goal in the Manchester Derby today
Saturday Sep 10, 2016. 15:28
Kelechi Iheanacho became the youngest Manchester City scorer in the Manchester Derby as City beat United 2-1 to go top of the Premier League table today.
City have now won their first four league matches this season and are top of the table on 12 points.
It was United's first loss of the season.
The 19-year-old Nigeria international’s 36th
minute goal proved to be the difference between the two Manchesters at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Iheanacho reacted quickest when Kevin De Bruyne’s shot came off the post. Danny Blind kept Iheanacho on side television replays later showed.
Iheanacho, who started this derby in place of the suspended Sergio Aguero, also assisted for the opening goal by De Bruyne.
He headed on a long ball ahead of his marker Eric Bailly for De Bruyne to go on and fire home.
He will later be replaced in the 53rd
minute in what was considered a defensive change as United fought back to get something from this derby.