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  • Kelechi Iheanacho after scoring Manchester City's second. (Getty Images Europe)Source: Getty Images Europe
Iheanacho is proving to be an asset to Manchester City.
Jesse Robinson

20 Sep 2016 - 11:37 AM  UPDATED 20 Sep 2016 - 1:28 PM

City fans were worried when star front man Sergio Aguero was ruled out for three games for elbowing Winston Reid in City’s 3-1 win against West Ham.

Pep Guardiola entrusted the starting striker position to Kelechi Iheanacho and he has delivered with two goals in the two games since Aguero’s suspension.

The 19-year-old, who scored in City’s 2-1 Manchester derby victory, finishing a rebound off the post from a Kevin De Bruyne shot after 25 minutes has been electric up front for City.

The teenager described scoring in the derby as “a dream come true". 

Iheanacho backed his derby goal up with another strong showing thisweek against Bournemouth.

The young Nigerian scored City’s second goal and assisted the Citizen’s third in the 4-0 win.

Since bursting onto the scene last season with an 89th minute winner against Crystal Palace with his first touch, Iheanacho has excited fans with his pace, attacking runs and clinical calmness in front of goal, a trait supported by an astounding record.

The City striker’s goal against Bournemouth on Sunday was his 10th Premier League goal from just 14 shots on target.

Iheanacho’s impressive efficiency in front of goal becomes even more impressive when compared to more well respected premier league players.

For comparison, Arsenal target man, Olivier Giroud, has converted 16 of 42 on-target efforts in the last two seasons.
Iheanacho is the 16th teenager to score 10 Premier League goals and the 16th youngest but the most accurate by far.

Talk about taking your opportunities with both hands.