Premier League Wrap : Moses On Song; Success Debuts; No Debut For Aina; Ighalo Stars; Musa Subbed In; Mikel Excused
Published: August 27, 2016
Premier League Wrap : Moses On Song; Success Debuts; No Debut For Aina; Ighalo Stars; Musa Subbed In; Mikel ExcusedCatch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

We start off at White Hart Lane for the game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. Dele Alli and Josh Onomah were both involved, with the England midfielder playing the full game and getting cautioned in the 77th minute.

Onomah was introduced in the 83rd minute. Sheyi Ojo and Tiago Ilori did not make Liverpool’s 18-man squad. The match finished 1-1.

Over to Stamford Bridge, Super Eagles star Victor Moses made an impact off the bench, netting his first goal for Chelsea in their 3-0 rout of Burnley after 89 minutes. It was his first Premier League for the Blues in four years, with his last strike coming against Swansea City on November 3, 2012.

Moses was in action for 13 minutes against the newly promoted side and Ola Aina will have to wait for his debut, having remained on the bench for the entirety of the contest. Obi Mikel, Fikayo Tomori, and Dominic Solanke were not involved.

At  Selhurst Park (London), Crystal Palace shared the spoils with Bournemouth (1-1). Freddie Ladapo was not included in the Eagles 18-man squad.

Three Lions midfielder Ross Barkley assisted Everton to secure a 1-0 win at home to Stoke City. He was replaced on 84 minutes after he was yellow carded in the opening ten minutes at Goodison Park.

For the second straight game, Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa hopped off the bench for the champions Leicester City as they returned to winning ways, beating Swansea City 2-1. The Nigerian featured for the last 15 minutes.

Watford are still searching for their first win in the new season following their 3-1 loss to Arsenal at the Vic. The big news is that there was a debut handed to ex-Golden Eaglets sensation Isaac Success, who appeared off the bench in the 77th minute.

Odion Ighalo put in a ninety-minute shift in attack for the Hornets and would have reduced the deficit in the 72nd minute, but his  overhead kick went over by an inch. The number 24 was cautioned in first-half stoppage time.

’s Scotland international Ikechi Anya literally watched the game from the stands.

Alex Iwobi remains on the sidelines due to a thigh complaint. Teammate Chuba Akpom played for the U23s on Friday and was not utilized by the Arsenal coach.

Igho Kingsley

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