Kelechi Ihenacho’s dramatic winner today is not the first time a young rookie has had a crashing impact upon a big game result.
As Ihenacho poked home this afternoon, Manchester City further extended their lead at the top of the table and crucially took full advantage of Chelsea’s defeat in the lunchtime kick off.
Ihenacho scored more goals than passes he completed today, but not too many City fans will be bothered by that. Will Ihenacho go on to prove his worth in the squad or will his original moment of stardom prove to be a false dawn like so many before him?
Here are four other young guns who produced magical moments:
Of all the crucial strikes from young players, Neil Mellor is still renowned for this half volley to this day. The Kop don’t forget things like that.
Macheda’s career has taken a turn for the worse since this moment, but the Italian striker created one of the most dramatic moments in Premier League history and shot to stardom with this strike.
Now an England international, but Danny Rose will find it hard to beat this moment in his career.
He might be England’s all-time highest goal scorer, but Rooney’s screamer against Arsenal was the moment he took his first step to becoming the star he is today.