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Kelechi Iheanacho, Yaya Toure, and Andre Ayew all Big Scorers in Boxing Day Premier League Fixtures

Nigeria’s wonder kid Kelechi Iheanacho continued his record setting performances for Manchester City when they visited Hull at the KC Stadium. The 20-year-Old striker turned around the game when he was introduced in the 57th minute to stretch the play forward.

Iheanacho scored Man City’s second goal after taping David Silva’s pass neatly into the back of the net. He now holds the All-time Premier League best goal to shot on target ratio after scoring 12 Premier League goals from just 19 shots on target.

Team mate Yaya Toure also put on a Man of the Match performance controlling the tempo of the game for most of the first half. He later got on the score sheet after converting a penalty to give Manchester City the lead.

Yaya Toure has now scored all 10 of his Premier League penalties, the best 100 per cent record in the competition so far.  After a little mix up handing over the Man of the Match prize, Toure told Sky reporters he was handing the award to “his boy” Iheanacho.

Ghana’s deputy Captain Andre Ayew was also revelation at former club Swansea where the hammers were visiting trying to make it three wins in a row.

He scored his first goal for the West Ham ever since joining for a record fee of £20 million during the summer transfer window. He was injured in his first game against Chelsea but seems to be getting to his old form ahead of the nations cup finals.

Speaking to the press after the game, Ayew said,

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“I think it was important to get the goal for the squad and to get my first goal here,”[/perfectpullquote]

“I started the season in a very difficult way, but I’m trying to get back into my best shape.”
“Things are getting better now and the boys are helping me, pushing me every day and I’m getting my confidence back. We had a great game today and hopefully we can continue like that.”

Ayew becomes the 41st player to score for and against West Ham in the Premier League, more than any other club has seen. He was substituted in the 75th minute for Edmilison Fernandez

In the other games, Odin Ighalo led the Watford attack at Crystal Palace, Victor Moses received a standing innovation after a breathtaking performance against Bournemouth, Wilfred Zaha was a victim again in the box at Crystal Palace while Riyad Mahrez’s Leicester lost 2-0, this time at home to Everton.


Featured Photo: Iheanacho Now Hold the record for Best Goal to Shot-Ratio in the Premier League. (Photo from Getty Images.)

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