Manchester City striker makes FA Cup history

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

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 .

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.


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.

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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