EPL Wrap: Aina Replaces Moses; Asoro Makes Bench; Iwobi Stars; Robson-Kanu Faces Ex-Team; Anichebe, Ighalo, Ogbonna Log 90 Minutes
Published: December 26, 2016
EPL Wrap: Aina Replaces Moses; Asoro Makes Bench; Iwobi Stars; Robson-Kanu Faces Ex-Team; Anichebe, Ighalo, Ogbonna Log 90 MinutesRundown of how players of Nigerian descent fared in the English Premier League on Boxing Day.

Alex Iwobi started and played 71 minutes of Arsenal’s hard fought 1-0 win at the Emirates against West Brom. Teammate Chuba Akpom wasn’t considered despite training with the first team in recent days.

Perennial substitute Hal Robson-Kanu still has to wait for his first start for the Baggies. The ex-Arsenal youth-teamer was introduced in the 80th minute.

Over to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea set a new club record after a routine 3-0 win versus Bournemouth, their 12th consecutive victory in the top-flight.

Victor Moses was involved for 90 minutes and was replaced by England youth international Ola Aina. John Obi Mikel, Fikayo Tomori and Dominic Solanke were not included in the Blues 18-man squad for the umpteenth time.

Bournemouth number 33 Jordon Ibe subbed in after 77 minutes.

Ahmed Musa was a non-playing substitute in Leicester City’s 2-0 loss to Ross Barkley’s Everton at the King Power Stadium. The England midfielder came off the bench with 14 minutes left on the clock.

Victor Anichebe started and played the entirety of Sunderland’s 3-1 loss to Manchester United. Sweden U21 international Joel Asoro only made the bench, while Josh Maja was not in the 18-man squad.

Italy defender Angelo Ogbonna put in a full shift in West Ham’s 4-1 hammering of Swansea City.

Watford shared the spoils with Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road (1-1). Odion Ighalo logged 90 minutes for the Hornets, teammates Isaac Success and Stefano Okaka were not fit enough to make the 18-man squad.

In the late kickoff, Kelechi Iheanacho starts on the bench for Manchester City against Hull City. Tosin Adarabioyo (coach’s decision) and Moses Odubajo (injury) will not be on parade at KCOM Stadium.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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