Post match comments: Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester City
Source: MCFC

A late goal from youngster Kelechi Iheanacho, only seconds after making his Premier League debut, against Crystal Palace handed Manchester City a 1-0 victory on Saturday.

The winner proved to be a suggestion that this Manchester City side is on the verge of something special, having picked up 15 points from 15, becoming the only side so far in the Premier League and even all of Europe to not have lost a single match or drawn as well.

A star is born

Nigerian Iheanacho joined the City academy shortly after winning the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup for his nation, where he was named the tournament's best player and thus was awarded with the Golden Ball. He stated his delighted as his year has been going pretty well for the youngster after Manuel Pellegrini promoted him to the first team following an impressive preseason.

Praising Saturday's opposition as a "great team", the Nigerian declared that he will attempt to do his best whenever given the chance for City, and that he is hoping to "do great" for the team.

He later stated that the road ahead will not "be easy", but insisted that his side have many "great players" that can help them maintain their position.

He was delighted to see the fans reaction when he scored, describing them as "going crazy", as he explained that it "meant so much" for him to get his first goal

Chilean fearful

Pellegrini and Palace manager Alan Pardew were involved in an argument after Sergio Agüero was replaced by Kevin de Bruyne following a heavy challenge from Scott Dann. Shortly after, Pardew was furious with Yaya Toure's rash challenge on James McArthur and proceeded to march across into Pellegrini's technical area to make his point, before a heated disccusion occured.

Pellegrini said that he thought that Dann should have seen red for the tackle rather than just being booked, and admits that he does not know how soon Aguero will recover. "Sergio could not move the leg," he told reporters. "I thought it was directly a red card but the referee thought otherwise.''



 

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