Premier League Wrap: Moses Stars; Asoro, Maja, Iheanacho Make Bench; Ighalo Starts; Success Returns; Ejaria Makes Cameo
Published: December 14, 2016
Premier League Wrap: Moses Stars; Asoro, Maja, Iheanacho Make Bench; Ighalo Starts; Success Returns; Ejaria Makes CameoRundown of how players of Nigerian descent fared in the English Premier League on Wednesday night.

Victor Moses helped pacesetters Chelsea pick up their tenth consecutive win at the Stadium of Light. The number 15 started and played the full game, and was yellow carded in the 90th minute before he was substituted.

Teammates John Obi Mikel, Ola Aina, Fikayo Tomori and Dominic Solanke were not involved, while Black Cats youngsters Josh Maja and Joel Asoro were on the bench for the entirety of the contest.

Victor Anichebe picked up an injury just before the game and didn’t make the 18-man squad.

England U20 international Ovie Ejaria was introduced in the 87th minute of Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Middlesbrough. Tiago Ilori and Sheyi Ojo are both with the U23 squad and were not in the traveling party to North Yorkshire.

Italy international Angelo Ogbonna logged ninety minutes in West Ham’s 1-0 win versus Burnley at the Olympic Stadium.

Odion Ighalo returned to Watford’s starting XI but could not prevent his team from losing 2-0 to Manchester City. Kelechi Iheanacho was on the bench for this one. Central defender Tosin Adarabioyo missed out for City.

Isaac Success made his long awaited return from injury, he subbed in after the hour mark, while Stefano Okaka was not involved for the Hornets due to a hamstring injury.

Over to The Hawthorns, Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu hopped off the bench in the 85th minute as West Brom beat Swansea City 3-1.

It ended goalless between Stoke City and Southampton at Bet365 Stadium. The young striker Olufela Olomola wasn’t involved for the Saints.

Dele Alli started and played 62 minutes of Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-0 rout of Hull City. England U20 international Josh Onomah subbed in with five minutes remaining for Spurs, Moses Odubajo of Hull City remains on the sidelines.

Igho Kingsley
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