Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho has returned to form under Brendan Rodgers, scoring and assisting in their 4-1 win over Aston Villa, drawing plenty of praise from Manchester City fans.
He was also key in the comeback victory over Everton, again scoring and assisting for the Foxes.
His goals in the Carabao Cup this season take his goal tally to four in as many appearances, which is double what he got last season under both Rodgers and Claude Puel.
The Nigeria international shot into the headlines with a goal and an assist in the Manchester derby in 2016, but struggled to kick on and was soon displaced by Sergio Aguero and Jesus in the City pecking order, making just five league starts in his final season at the Etihad Stadium.
Given City’s struggles of late, they were left looking on at Iheanacho, wondering what might have been.
Here’s how some of them reacted to his latest impressive showing:
Better than Jesus.
— (@bardo_8) December 8, 2019
Has everything to be a top prem striker
— James De-Courcey (@Jdecourcey624) December 8, 2019
Still remember when he scored a hat trick vs villa in the fa cup I thought he was our next big thing
— Tom (@tomnavas13) December 8, 2019
Every chance Gabriel has missed he would easily scored.
— Adam (@amujich) December 8, 2019
Yep would rather have him up front than Jesus. He’s not good enough.
— MikethaManc (@MikethaManc) December 8, 2019
Agreed! Do city still have a buy back clause on him? I thought we slipped something in when he left
— Luke Ypsilantis (@lukeyips05) December 8, 2019
Who should be starting for Manchester City, Sergio Aguero or Gabriel Jesus?
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