Iheanacho’s late strike earns Man City three points

Nigeria and Man City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, thanking God, after scoring City’s second goal during an International Friendly game, which they won against Roma in Melbourne, Australia, yesterday

Nigeria and Man City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho

Premier League leaders Manchester City continued their 100% start to the season with an injury time winner over their nearest challengers Crystal Palace.

Nigerian teenager Kelechi Iheanacho stabbed home his first senior goal after Samir Nasri’s shot was saved.

After a scrappy first half, Jesus Navas shot wide of an empty net for City after rounding keeper Alex McCarthy.

A well-organised Palace came closest when Dwight Gayle volleyed wide.

Sergio Aguero limped out with a knee injury, three days ahead of Juventus’s Champions League visit.

Club-record signing Kevin de Bruyne was brought on in his place as a first-half substitute, with managers Manuel Pellegrini and Alan Pardew having a heated argument over the incident.

Palace defender Scott Dann received a yellow card for the late challenge on Argentine Aguero as City spent a large part of the match struggling to create offensively.

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