EPL Wrap: Iwobi Forces Two OGs, Dele Bags Assist, Ndidi Debuts; Moses, Ogbonna Start; Ibe, Maja, Asoro, Ighalo Benched
Published: January 14, 2017
EPL Wrap: Iwobi Forces Two OGs, Dele Bags Assist, Ndidi Debuts; Moses, Ogbonna Start; Ibe, Maja, Asoro, Ighalo BenchedRundown of how players of Nigerian descent fared in the English Premier League on Saturday evening.

In the early kickoff, Dele Alli continued his purple patch with an assist for Tottenham Hotspur in their 4-0 rout of West Brom. The England midfielder put in a full shift.

England U20 international Josh Onomah didn’t make the match day squad, while Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu came off the bench for the Baggies in the 62nd minute.

Arsenal moved up to third in the table with a 4-0 hammering of Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Super Eagles attacking midfielder Alex Iwobi forced two own goals in the second half.

The Gunners number 17 logged 90 minutes, teammate Chuba Akpom wasn
’t involved.

We go to Turf Moor where Burnley tackled Southampton. Ex-Arsenal youth-teamer Olufela Olomola was not in the Saints line-up. It ended 1-0 in favour of the home team.

Hull City came from behind to beat AFC Bournemouth 3-1. The Tigers wing-back Moses Odubajo remains on the sidelines. Nigeria target Jordon Ibe was a non-playing substitute for the Cherries.

Young stars Joel Asoro and Josh Maja were on the bench in Sunderland
’s 3-1 loss to Stoke City at the Stadium of Light. Victor Anichebe is lacking match fitness and did not suit up for the Black Cats.

Italy international Stefano Okaka logged 90 minutes and was booked with 12 minutes left on the clock as Watford laboured to a goalless draw against Middlesbrough at The Vic.

Odion Ighalo
was an unused sub, while Isaac Success is still recovering from a hamstring complaint and was missing.

There is now a significant gap between West Ham and the bottom three following their 3-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace. Angelo Ogbonna subbed out for the Hammers before the start of the second half.

In the battle of The Blues, Wilfred Ndidi will make his Premier League debut having made the starting line-up along with Ahmed Musa. There is no Ola Aina for Chelsea, teammate Victor Moses starts for the umpteenth time.

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