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Kelechi Iheanacho Forward out, Aguero in for City’s Champions League tie

Iheanacho started the derby in the place of Sergio Aguero who has a three-match suspension from Premier League games.

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Kelechi Iheanacho play Kelechi Iheanacho ( REUTERS)
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Despite his fine performances in Manchester City win over United in the Premier League, Kelechi Iheanacho is set to be dropped for the Champions League tie against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Iheanacho made history as the first Nigerian to score in the Manchester derby, netting City’s second goal in the first half which turned out to be the winner.

Kelechi Iheanacho and David Silva play Kelechi Iheanacho (REUTERS)

 

He started the derby in the place of Sergio Aguero who has a three-match suspension from Premier League games.

City coach Pep Guardiola has revealed that Iheanacho will make way for Aguero in the Champions League tie.

Aguero can play – he was banned, not injured," Guardiola said in a press conference ahead of his first Champions League game in charge of City.

City striker Aguero charged by FA with violent conduct play Sergio Aguero (Reuters)

 

Guardiola earlier revealed his decision to start Iheanacho in the derby came down to sending a message to his players about his intentions at Old Trafford.

With Aguero suspended, Guardiola said he had other options – but opted for Iheanacho to show his players what he wanted.

play Pep Guardiola

 

"He was the only striker we had in that moment," the Spaniard said, via the Manchester Evening News. "I thought about many other options - but I thought in the beginning to show to my players that I came to win the game."

Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring before Iheanacho doubled the lead, only for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to net for United before the break.

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