By Johnny Edward:
Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho took his goals tally to eight this season when he bagged his first-ever clubb career hat-trick for Manchester City who advanced to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Iheanacho scored his side’s opener in the fourth minute and doubled the lead 20 minutes later from the penalty spot.
He completed his hat-trick in the 72nd minute of the win, and became the third City player to hit a treble this season after Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling.
Super Eagles winger Alex Iwobi made his second FA start for Arsenal who defeated Burnley 2-1 to book a place in the fifth round of the competition at the Emirates stadium.
The Nigerian international who is being courted by several Championship teams played a part in Callum Chambers goal in the 17th minute.
It was his eighth appearance for the Gunners in all competitions this term.
At the City Ground stadium, Odion Ighalo sent Watford to the next round of the FA Cup with his first goal in the competition when he scored an 89th minute winner against Nottingham Forest.
It was his second FA Cup substitute appearance for Watford.
The 26-year-old forward who has notched up 15 goals in 26 games in all competitions for the Hornets came on for skipper Troy Deeney in the 72nd minute of the game.
At Selhurst Park, want-away striker Osaze Odemwingie made his first start of the season for Stoke in the Emirates FA Cup as they crashed 1-0 to Crystal Palace.
He was replaced by Mame Biram Diouf in the 75th minute for his seventh game for the Potters this term.
At the Hawthorns, Victor Anichebe came on for Stephane Sessegnon the 67th minute as West Brom drew 2-2 Peterborough United.
In Germany, Anthony Ujah did not score in Werder Bremen’s 3-3 draw at home to Hertha Berlin on Saturday.