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Kelechi Iheanacho Manchester City striker makes FA Cup history

Kelechi Iheanacho has made history as the first fourth substitute in FA Cup history.

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Kelechi Iheanacho play Kelechi Iheanacho made history as the first fourth substitution in an FA Cup game (Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to be brought on as a fourth substitute in the FA Cup as City lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the semi-final on Sunday, April 23.

An FA’s new rule of the 2016/2017 season allows managers to make one extra substitution if a game goes into extra-time.

With this extra substitution, a manager can now make four subs in a game, not the three that is known in football.

The new rule came into effect from the quarter-final stage of the 2016/2017 FA Cup season but no game entered extra-time.

Laurent Koscielny and Kelechi Iheanacho play Iheanacho was brought in at AET but couldn't find an equaliser for Manchester City (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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The first game to enter extra-time in the FA Cup this season was the semi-final clash between Arsenal and Manchester City.

With three substitutions already made, Iheanacho was brought by Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola to become the fourth substitution.

The 20-year-old was brought in after Manchester City went behind to an Alexis Sanchez goal.

Alexis Sanchez play Alexis Sanchez netted the winner in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Manchester City (Andy Hooper/Daily Mail)


He was, however, unable to help Manchester City as they lost the game 2-1.

With Manchester City way behind in the Premier League and out of the Champions League, this loss means Iheanacho will finish this season without a trophy.

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