EPL Wrap: Ndidi Nearly Scores, Iheanacho Subbed In, Ladapo Debuts, Moses Among Subs

Published: September 30, 2017
EPL Wrap: Ndidi Nearly Scores, Iheanacho Subbed In, Ladapo Debuts, Moses Among SubsA round-up of Nigerian players that were in action for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, September 30.

Nigerian players with dual nationalities that have played competitively for the senior national teams of other countries have been omitted.

Leicester City were held to a goalless draw by Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, with three Nigerian youngsters in action. Foxes number 25 Wilfred Ndidi logged ninety minutes and came close to scoring in the 78th minute but saw his volley deflected off target.

Kelechi Iheanacho  and winger Jordon Ibe entered into the fray in the 69th minute for Leicester City and Bournemouth respectively.

It was another four-goal haul for Jose Mourinho's Manchester United against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

Despite the big loss suffered by the Eagles, former Flying Eagles invitee Freddie Ladapo would be delighted to have made his first-team debut, 18 months after he joined the club. He was introduced in the 74th minute.

Romelu Lukaku became the first Manchester United player to score seven goals in seven games since Andy Cole back in 1995 when he found the net in the 86th minute. United's other scorers were Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini.

At The Hawthorns (West Bromwich), Watford fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with West Brom. Nigerian pair Isaac Success and Stefano Okaka were not in the Hornets 18-man squad.

Jose Salomon Rondon and Jonny Evans scored to put the Baggies 2-0 up, Abdoulaye Doucoure halved the deficit in the 37th minute before Richarlison netted a late equalizer in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham was in action for the entirety of the game as West Ham earned a massive three points against Swansea City at the London Stadium, thanks to a late winner from Diafra Sakho.

In the late kickoff, Victor Moses is on the bench for the first time this season in Chelsea's clash versus Tosin Adarabioyo's Manchester City. The Manchester-born defender is not in the 18.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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