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

PlayerClubAge at 10th goalApps
Michael OwenLIV18y 1m 24d26
Wayne RooneyEVE18y 2m 4d50
Francis JeffersEVE18y 8m 7d25
Robbie FowlerLIV18y 11m 4d18
Alan SmithLEE18y 11m 18d30
Emile HeskeyLEI19y 4m 0d36
Raheem SterlingLIV19y 4m 12d57
Robbie KeaneCOV19y 6m 7d18
Kevin GallenQPR19y 6m 18d32
Jermain DefoeWHU19y 6m 20d35
Nicolas AnelkaARS19y 7m 11d40
Ryan GiggsMUN19y 8m 17d42
Chris Bart-WilliamsSHW19y 8m 24d60
Romelu LukakuWBA19y 8m 29d32
Nick BarmbyTOT19y 11m 11d37
Kelechi IheanachoMCI19y 11m 14d30

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