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Iheanacho joins select teenage club

22 Sep 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho, Manchester City

Man City striker only 16th player to score 10 Premier League goals before turning 20

With his goal against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday, Kelechi Iheanacho became only the 16th teenager to score 10 goals in the Premier League, joining some illustrious names.

The Manchester City striker has risen to the challenge of replacing the suspended Sergio Aguero with two goals in his last two Premier League matches, including the winner against Manchester United.

Aged 19, 11 months and 14 days, Iheanacho is the oldest of the select group of teenagers to have reached double digits. However, only four have reached the mark in fewer appearances, and he is the first to have done so in Man City colours. 

Kelechi Iheanacho, Man City
Kelechi Iheanacho has scored 10 goals in only 30 career Premier League appearances

With Aguero set to complete his three-match suspension in their EFL Cup tie at Swansea City, Iheanacho, whose goals have come from only 14 shots on target, faces stiff competition for a third top-flight start of the season, when Man City return to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. 

But being a substitute has proved no obstacle to the Nigerian's propensity to find the net, with three of his 10 strikes coming after he has left the bench.

Teenagers to score 10 Premier League goals

Player Club Age at 10th goal Apps
Michael Owen LIV 18y 1m 24d 26
Wayne Rooney EVE 18y 2m 4d 50
Francis Jeffers EVE 18y 8m 7d 25
Robbie Fowler LIV 18y 11m 4d 18
Alan Smith LEE 18y 11m 18d 30
Emile Heskey LEI 19y 4m 0d 36
Raheem Sterling LIV 19y 4m 12d 57
Robbie Keane COV 19y 6m 7d 18
Kevin Gallen QPR 19y 6m 18d 32
Jermain Defoe WHU 19y 6m 20d 35
Nicolas Anelka ARS 19y 7m 11d 40
Ryan Giggs MUN 19y 8m 17d 42
Chris Bart-Williams SHW 19y 8m 24d 60
Romelu Lukaku WBA 19y 8m 29d 32
Nick Barmby TOT 19y 11m 11d 37
Kelechi Iheanacho MCI 19y 11m 14d 30

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