Manchester City masterfully defeated Bournemouth 2-0 yesterday night away from home without Kelechi Iheanacho who was absent from the match day squad for the fifth consecutive time.
The reason behind his drop in pecking order is due to the arrival Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Jesus - the slick 19-year-old had scored three times in his previous two starts for the Citizens and even kept topscorer Sergio Aguero out of the starting XI.Read Also | Ex-Eagles forward Aiyegbeni completes Coventry move
However, he couldn't last the first half in yesterday's match as he limped out injured and went for an early shower which allowed Aguero an opportunity to stake a claim for the top striker spot again.
And the Argentine didn't do a bad job as he ran the channels, closed down opponents and capped his performance with a brilliant goal that left the home side dejected as it killed any hopes of playing their way back into the game after Raheem Sterling had opened scoring in the first half.
Jesus's injury maybe bad for the manager Pep Guardiola who is trying to build his attack around the Olympic gold medalist but for Nigerians and especially Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr - Iheanacho's reintegration into the scheme of things will be the only prayer even if it means that the Brazilian will be on the sidelines for a couple of weeks.
“Tomorrow morning we will know exactly [the extent of the injury],” Guardiola said after the game against Bournemouth. “Hopefully – I will pray tonight – it will not be a big issue."
Hopefully, Iheanacho can get his chance to prove himself before Jesus returns from his current injury.