Manchester City coach, Manuel Pellegrini has tipped the 19-year-old Kelechi Iheanacho to keep on improving after impressing in the 5-1 League Cup win over Crystal Palace.

Iheanacho put in a fine performance as City eased into the last eight, his goal adding to strikes from Wilfried Bony, Kevin De Bruyne, Yaya Toure and Manuel Garcia.

 Pellegrini however believes Iheanacho’s display will prove a foundation for future improvement.

“It was very important for him,” said the boss in quotes on the club’s official Twitter account.

“He’s not just a striker. I see how he works every day. He will continue to improve.”He’s not just a finisher. He always plays with his head up. He can play behind the striker.”

City are the favourites to lift the trophy after Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United exited this week.