EPL : Iwobi Benched; Back To Square One For Iheanacho; Moses In The Stands; Dele Stars; Ibe Returns To Liverpool

Published: April 05, 2017
EPL : Iwobi Benched; Back To Square One For Iheanacho; Moses In The Stands; Dele Stars; Ibe Returns To LiverpoolCatch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Wednesday night.

Alex Iwobi watched proceedings from the bench as Arsenal returned to winning ways, beating West Ham 3-0 in a London derby at the Emirates. Italy international Angelo Ogbonna is out for the season and didn’t feature for the Hammers.

Arsenal had no breakthrough at the halfway stage, but Ozil’s goal on 58 minutes started an excellent second half, Walcott got the second goal ten minutes later and Giroud rounded up the scoring with seven minutes left.

Injured Moses Odubajo was missing as Hull City recorded an impressive 4-2 victory over Middlesbrough at the  KCOM Stadium.

Alvaro Negredo gave the visitors the lead after five minutes, only for Lazar Markovic to restore parity on 14 minutes. Baye Oumar Niasse and Abel Hernandez scored to give Hull City a two-goal advantage, but Marten De Roon replied just before the end of the first half.

Harry Maguire put the game to bed when he scored with a header in the 70th minute.

Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to beat Swansea City 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium. The Londoners were a goal behind until the 88th minute when Dele Alli scored and the England international provided the assist for Eriksen’s third goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

The Spurs number 20 logged ninety minutes, teammate Josh Onomah was a non-playing substitute.

Olufela Olomola wasn’t involved in Southampton’s 3-1 home win versus Crystal Palace. The visitors struck first through Benteke, but goals from Redmond,Yoshida and Ward-Prowse secured a win for the Saints.

Chelsea remain in pole position for the title after a 2-1 win against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Victor Moses failed a late fitness test and watched the match from the stands, Ola Aina and Dominic Solanke didn’t make the Blues 18-man squad. City number 72 Kelechi Iheanacho was frozen out for the second game in a row.

Eden Hazard scored two goals, including a 35th minute winner. Sergio Aguero had restored parity in the 26th minute.

Sheyi Ojo and Ovie Ejaria were not in Liverpool’s 18-man squad against Bournemouth. Jordon Ibe started against his former team and subbed out on the hour mark.

Joshua King rescued a point for the Cherries when he equalized in the 87th minute. Coutinho and Origi had found the net for the Anfield side after Afobe’s goal in the seventh minute.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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