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Yaya Toure Leaves Kelechi Iheanacho In An Imbroglio Over Man Of The Match Mixup

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Yaya Toure Leaves Kelechi Iheanacho In An Imbroglio Over Man Of The Match Mixup

Whether it’s Alex Song thinking he was being asked to lift a trophy, or Mathieu Flamini shocked that he wasn’t man of the match, we’ve all seen our fair share of awkward moments in post-match presentations.

 

But Yaya Toure and Kelechi Iheanacho topped that with their mix-up at the end of Manchester City’s win over Hull.

 

Toure was named man of the match, after an all-action display which culminated in him scoring the first, and decisive, goal from the penalty spot.

 

Iheanacho, who had added the second of City’s three was also invited to give his post-match thoughts, and both men seemed to be giving the TV cameras the sort of platitudes expected after a hard-fought, but expected, Premier League win.

 

But then came the awkward moment as Toure, who had earlier in the interview mentioned that it was his son’s birthday on Christmas Day, was handed the award.

 

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

 

Iheanacho, however, had presumably not been listening to the heart-warming tale of Toure Jnr telling his father he was destined to score a Boxing Day goal, and assumed that ‘my boy’ was simply a term of endearment for Toure Snr’s Nigerian team-mate.

 

The striker reached out to take the award he thought he was being given, only for Yaya to start laughing, slap his hand away and say ‘No, it’s not you, my boy!’

 

Toure than wandered off, laughing along with the interviewer, as Iheanacho looked confused and, let’s face it, a little hurt.

 

Still, as the young forward had told us three times in his interview beforehand, the most important gift for City was the three points, so maybe he won’t be too disappointed to have missed out on the personal award.

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