Nigerian whiz kid, Kelechi Iheanacho, was the cynosure of all eyes as he made made an impression as Manchester City held their City rival, Manchester United, to a one-all draw at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Iheanacho, who came off the bench to replace Wilfried Bony, in the 83rd minute of the tie, proved too strong for Phil Jones, but Rojo got back to stop the Nigerian’s finish finding the target.
The wonder kid grabbed the headlines when he fired home the winner against Crystal Palace on his debut.
Manchester United and Manchester City shared a goalless draw in the Manchester derby for the first time in five years, with both sides creating few chances in the clash at Old Trafford.
Both sides made cagey starts to the match, but City came close to opening the scoring with just over 10 minutes gone as Fernandinho played the ball through to Raheem Sterling, but the England international could not find the target from the edge of the box.
The home side were able to dominate the possession as the first half progressed, but could not create anything from a Juan Mata free kick, while Ander Herrera could not get a shot away when Mata played the ball back in a few minutes later.
De Bruyne almost set up the opening goal again a couple of minutes later after Yaya Toure saw a shot deflected behind for a corner, but the Ivorian’s header from the Belgium international’s ball back in went wide.
United did get back down the other end just before the break, but Antonio Valencia gave away a free kick, while Rooney saw a cross in from the left flank cleared with ease, leaving the home side without a shot in the opening 45 minutes.
The closest United came to opening the scoring was in the 84th minute as Fellaini teed up Martial, who in turn chipped the ball on for Lingard, but the susbstitute’s looping finish was kept out by the crossbar.
The result lifts City back to the top of the Premier League with a better goal difference than Arsenal, while United remain fourth.