Manchester City 2:0 Watford; Iheanacho debuts as Citizens record fourth EPL Victory/ Kelechi Iheanacho

Nigerian international, Kelechi Iheanacho made his first 2015/2016 Premier League appearance on Saturday as  Manchester City clinched their fourth victory of the season after defeating Watford 2:0 at the Ethiad Stadium.

Iheanacho was brought into the game in the 89th minute after substituting Raheem Sterling.

Manuel Pallegrini's men enjoyed 62 percent possession in the first half of the game but were forced to a barren draw- after failing to navigate their way through the Heart of Hornets torrid defence.

However, Raheem Sterling recorded the breakthrough in the 47th minute-firing home an exquisite Sagna's inch-perfect cross to record his

first goal of the season for City.

Few minutes later, Fernandinho unleashed a rasping shot into the right-hand side of the box following Yaya Toure's free-kick that hit the bar to make it 2:0 in the 56th minute.

Watford appeared underdogs after recording only two shots in the first half and Ighalo was no saviour as he was substituted in the 72nd minute by Miguel Layun.

This might not be suprising considering the fact that they had drew their last three games of the season so far.

A fine combination by Nasri, Sterling and Kolarov nearly put City 3-0 ahead in the 79th minute but Toure's low shot could not escape Gomes's eye.

In other matches played on Saturday, crystal Palace condemned Chelsea to their second defeat of the season after Ward's 81st minute header made it 2-1-to heap more misery on Jose Mourinho's struggling side.

Bakary Sako was the hero as he finished off  a Bolasie's cross in the 65th minute- leaving the goalkeeper and  Azpilicueta lying helplessly on the ground; before laying another header forward to clinch a deserved victory for the Eagles.

Though substitute, Radamel Falcao headed home a Pedro's cross  to

score the equaliser, the blues' fallen apart defence could not hold Palaces' attacking penchant side held sway.

In the same vein, Liverpool were hammered 3-0 at Anfield as goals from

Manuel Lanzini, Mark Noble and Diafra Sakho in the 3rd, 29th and 90th minute ensured an easy win for West Ham.

The Reds were reduced to 10-men  in the 52nd minute after Skipper Coutinho saw red for a second booking.

However, Arsenal recorded an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Newcastle after a barren draw with Liverpool last weekend.

The only goal of the game came in the 52nd minute when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin's angled shot rebound deflected Newcastle's defender; Fabrico Coloccini to score an home  goal.

The Magpies struggled in a game dominated by Arsene Wenger's men after their striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off in the 16th minute for a challenge on Gunners  midfielder Francis Coquelin.


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