Kelechi Iheanacho has become the youngest player to score a hat-trick for Manchester City in 61 years, after Joe Hayes in 1955, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
The Nigerian youngster, 19, helped City to an emphatic 4-0 win against Aston Villa in an FA Cup fourth round clash on Sunday, scoring thrice and assisting Raheem Sterling’s goal.
Iheanacho is also averaging a goal for every 63 minutes he is on the field and, with his four assists in the equation, he has direct involvement in a goal for every 44 minutes this season, Manchester City’s official website revealed.
Meanwhile, the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup Most Valuable Player and winner with the Golden Eaglets has been tipped for a place in City’s UEFA Champions League squad.
Iheanacho was left out of the A list for the group stages, but with the squad hampered by a number of lengthy injury absentees, and the Nigerian’s form, he could be in the squad for the knockout stages when it is submitted on Tuesday.
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