Iheanacho embarrassed as he made to 'steal' Yaya's award

EPL By: Linus Onyeze | 27/12/2016

Kelechi Iheanacho thought Yaya Toure was going to hand him the man of the match award after coming off the bench to score in City's win over Hull.

Yaya Toure ‘embarassed’ Kelechi Iheanacho following Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Hull in the Premier League on Boxing Day.

The Ivoirian midfielder was named man of the match, after he posted an impressive display which culminated in him scoring the first, and decisive, goal from the penalty spot.

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Young striker Iheanacho had also been on the score sheet after coming off the bench, as scored City’s second and was also invited to give his post-match opinion, and both players apeared to be giving the TV cameras the sort of remarks expected after a hard-fought, but expected, Premier League win.

But just when Toure was handed the man of the match award, after he had earlier in the interview mentioned that it was his son's birthday on Christmas Day, the awkward happened, as Iheanacho thought Toure was referring to him.

“Oh nice, thank you very much, I will give it to my boy then,” said the Ivorian midfielder.

But the Nigerian must not have been listening as Toure narrated how his son had predicted he would score on Boxing Day, and assumed that 'my boy' was simply a term of endearment for him, and made to collect the award from Toure, only for the Ivoirian to start laughing, slap his hand away and say: 'No, it's not you, my boy!'