Manchester City 4-0 Stoke City

Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice as Manchester City thrashed Stoke City at the Etihad to move up to third in the Premier League.

Match Reports: Manchester City 4-0 Stoke CityMatch Reports: Manchester City 4-0 Stoke City

After a quiet start the home side took the lead on 35 minutes when Jesus Navas whipped over a corner and Fernando rose highest to glance a header past Shay Given.

Two minutes later Iheanacho was hauled down by Ryan Shawcross in the area and Sergio Aguero fired home the penalty to score for the fifth league game in a row.

Mark Hughes’ side rarely threatened though Glenn Whelan forced Joe Hart into a good save, with the England goalkeeper tipping his free-kick over the bar.

It was one-way traffic after the break and Iheanacho got his first of the game when he fired home from close range following good work by Pablo Zabaleta, who found him in the box.

The young Nigerian grabbed his second when he ran on to Wilfried Bony’s through ball, rounded substitute keeper Jakob Haugaard and slotted the ball into the empty net.

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