EPL Wrap: Moses & Chelsea Equal Record; Robson-Kanu Scores Blinder; Anichebe Injured; Ogbonna Cautioned; Iheanacho, Ejaria Make Bench
Published: December 31, 2016
EPL Wrap: Moses & Chelsea Equal Record; Robson-Kanu Scores Blinder; Anichebe Injured; Ogbonna Cautioned; Iheanacho, Ejaria Make BenchCatch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Saturday, December 31.

Victor Anichebe was forced off with injury as Sunderland were humiliated 4-1 by Burnley at Turf Moor. The Nigeria international was replaced before the start of the second half.

Young stars Joel Asoro and Josh Maja didn’t suit up for the Black Cats.

At Stamford Bridge, Antonio Conte
’s Chelsea equaled Arsenal’s Premier League record they set back in the 2001-2002 season after winning their 13th game on the spin versus Stoke City. It finished 4-2.

Super Eagle Victor Moses started and was given a breather in the 82nd minute, teammates John Obi Mikel, Ola Aina, Dominic Solanke and Fikayo Tomori were not selected for this one. The number fifteen was involved in the build up to the second goal scored by the Blues.

West Ham
’s three-game win streak came to an end after they were beaten 1-0 by Ahmed Musa’s Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

The Nigeria assistant captain watched proceedings from the bench, while Hammers Italian-Nigerian defender Angelo Ogbonna put in a full shift and was cautioned in the 45th minute.

On his first start of the season, Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu scored a blinder for West Brom in their 2-1 win at Southampton. Prior to his 50th minute goal, he set up Phillips for the Hammers equalizer.

The West Brom number four subbed out in the 72nd minute and was booked seven minutes out of intermission. Saints young striker Olufela Olomola wasn
’t involved.

England U21 international Jordon Ibe sat on the bench for the entirety of Bournemouth
’s 3-0 rout of Swansea City.

In the late kick off, Kelechi Iheanacho (Man City) and Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool) are on the bench for their respective teams. Central defender Tosin Adarabioyo, unfortunately, didn
’t make City’s squad.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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