Iheanacho has the best goals-per-minute record in Premier League history
Kelechi Iheanacho is steadily on the rise. It has been established that he has the best goals-to-minutes ratio of any player in Premier League history following his strike in Manchester City’s 3-0 win at Hull City on Boxing Day.
The 19-year-old striker doubled the lead for the City, tucking away a David Silva pass to give Pep Guardiola’s men a comfortable victory.
That effort means Iheanacho is now scoring a goal every 96 minutes in the Premier League – the best goal ratio for any player with 10 or more in the league’s history.
In comparison, fellow City striker Sergio Aguero has scored his 112 Premier League goals at a rate of one every 107 minutes and former Arsenal ace Thierry Henry scored his 175 Premier League goals at a rate of one per 122 minutes, the Sky Sports detailed historical statistics proved.
Iheanacho’s 12th goal for Man City came from just his 19th shot in 38 league appearances – and is all the more impressive considering the Nigerian only made his top-flight debut last season under Manuel Pellegrini.
On Tuesday City manager Pep Guardiola again praised the quality of the Super Eagles striker, Sergio Aguero as well as new signing Gabriel Jesus. Pep said he was happy with his three strikers.
He told City website, “Iheanacho didn’t play from the beginning (against Hull) but he has this talent, this quality and with Kun coming back – we cannot forget we played seven games without Kun in all competitions.
“Now Gabriel Jesus is coming so we will have of course three strikers who can sense a goal. And of course this is so important in a game like this.”
|Player||Goals||Mins per goal|
|Adam Le Fondre||12||124|