By James Agberebi:
Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho’s performance in Saturday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford has been rated highly by Spanish sports newspapers Marca and Sport.
Iheanacho who was selected in place of the suspended Sergio Aguero provided the assist for Kevin De Bryune for Manchester City’s first goal.
The 19-year-old then got on the score sheet, finishing off De Bryune’s initial effort which came off the post to give City a 2-0 lead.
He was however replaced by Fernando in the early part of the second half.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic reduced the deficit after benefiting from Claudio Bravo’s mistake.
Marca awarded Iheanacho two stars for his effort and this was only bettered by Nicolas Otamendi, David Silva and Nolito who all had three stars.
Sport on their part scored Iheanacho eight out of 10, with De Bryune and Silva getting nine out of 10.