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Man City great gives Pellegrini tactical Iheanacho advice as Nigerian wonderkid stars

Manchester City legend Rodney Marsh wants Manuel Pellegrini to give Kelechi Iheanacho a starting role following the wonderkid’s goal against Hull City.

Wilfried Bony—standing in for the injured Sergio Aguero—opened the scoring after finishing off a deflection from a Kevin De Bruyne effort, before Iheanacho added a second on 80 minutes after coming on as a substitute.

Kevin De Bruyne—who impressed on the day—scored twice late on, including a floated free kick, before Andrew Robertson pulled one pack for the Tigers.

The Citizens joined Everton and Stoke City in the hat for the semi-finals.

Nigerian wonderkid Iheanacho made a major impact against Crystal Palace earlier in the season, scoring only a minute after entering the pitch, but he is yet to build on that effort in the Premier League and, to date, has managed only one goal in nine EPL outings.

However, Marsh is impressed with what he’s seen, and took to Twitter to beg Manuel Pellegrini to give the youngster a run in the first team, seemingly ahead of Bony.

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Marsh—who represented England—is an icon at Queens Park Rangers, whom he represented between 1966 and 1972, before moving onto City.

 

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