Super Eagles youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho came on late as David Silva and Sergio Aguero scored ineach half for Manchester City, by becoming the first team to reach the FA Cup semi-finals with a comfortable 2-0 win at Premier League rivals Middlesbrough on Saturday.
A dominant City cruised into the last four after Silva gave them a third-minute lead and Aguero struck in the 67th minute, with the visitors missing numerous chances to win by a bigger margin.
Yaya Toure supplied Pablo Zabaleta on the right flank with a defence-splitting pass, and the Argentine defender drove a perfect ball across the face of goal for Silva to shoot home from close range.
Middlesbrough kept getting undone on either wing as Sane and Silva gave their markers a roasting, and the home team’s goalkeeper Brad Guzan made a string of good saves.
Aguero hit the woodwork after another lightning raid down the right, but made no mistake when he steered a first-time shot past the helpless Guzan at the near post from a fizzing low cross by Sane.
Iheanacho was introduced late into into the game on the stroke of 90 minutes replacing Argentina Sergio Aguero. City threatened to run riot in the closing stages as acres of space opened up, but Guzan spared the home side a heavier defeat by denying Sterling and Silva.