Why Iheanacho was ‘mad’ during Chelsea game

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Kelechi iheanacho fighting against chelsea

Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, might have been the youngest player on the pitch during the Manchester City – Chelsea game yesterday but he showed he is not scared to defend his teammate.


The 20-year-old Nigerian was a second half substitute for the Citizens as they chased the game against the high-flying Blues side under the guidance of Antonio Conte. However, there was nothing he could do as the visitors ran away with a 3-1 victory.

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During the closing stages of the match, a brawl broke out after former Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero sent Brazilian defender David Luiz rolling on the turf with a career threatening tackle which ensured he got red.

But before he left the pitch he shoved from behind by an angry Chelsea player, Michy Batshuayi that alerted Iheanacho who ran towards the Belgian but before he could confront him, Willian and Thibaut Courtois jumped to the defense of their teammate and prevented the Nigerian from perhaps a third City red after Fernandinho also saw red for violent conduct.

Iheanacho has the opportunity to start Manchester City’s next three games against Leicester City, Watford, and Arsenal as Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho serves a three-match ban.

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