Sport-Zone - Derby Day - Manchester United vs Manchester City 1 - 2 Kelechi Ihenacho: EPL's Deadliest Striker


It was an intriguing 90 minutes of football as Manchester United and Man City slugged it on the pitch to determine who would own the bragging rights of Manchester, England. The rivalry between these two football clubs runs down memory lane which unfolds lots of bad blood just like every other derby in the world. Derbies are always fun to watch, the tension and nail biting moments. You'd never want to wish you had an interest in any of the clubs playing on a day like this because of the kind of tension the games brings.
It was a star-studded encounter and went down in history as the most expensive derby in the world after Real Madrid and Barcelona pulled that record few years ago in Spain. The two Manchester clubs lined up their most expensive players on the starting eleven.  



City however, didn't miss their first choice striker, Sergio Aguero so much. There were worries before the game as to what would become of them now that their first choice striker had been suspended for 3 games after he was found guilty for elbowing an opponent in their last game. Africa's finest young world-star player, Kelechi Ihenacho filled up the vacuum in Aguero's absent. He assisted the first goal and tapped in from closed range after his Belgian team mate Kevin de Bruyne hit the post to put City in complete control as they outclassed Mourinho's Manchester United for most of the opening 45 minutes. Kevin de Bruyne had also scored earlier in the 15th minute.
United were handed a lifeline just before the break when City's debutant keeper Claudio Bravo summed up his desperately uncertain display by dropping a free-kick to allow Zlatan Ibrahimovic to pull a goal back.
They mounted an aerial siege in front of the Stretford End but City held firm to maintain their position at the top of the table, coming closest to scoring when De Bruyne struck an upright from Leroy Sane's pass.
It still seemed remarkable that nobody scored in the second half that had been played at a furious gallop, with both sides creating plenty of chances.
Kelechi Ihenacho who also scored in his last game for Nigeria against Tanzania in a CAF Cup Of Nations qualifier, has scored 13 out of 19 shots on target for his club Manchester City, most of the goals were scored few minutes to the end of the match when he came on from the bench.



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