EPL Wrap: Ndidi Goes 90, Iheanacho Subbed In, Iwobi Stars, Ibe Assists, Solanke Bench, Abraham Starts

Published: November 18, 2017
 EPL Wrap: Ndidi Goes 90, Iheanacho Subbed In, Iwobi Stars, Ibe Assists, Solanke Bench, Abraham StartsA round-up of Nigerian players that were in action for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, November 18.

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

In the early kickoff, Alex Iwobi played the last six minutes as Arsenal beat North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium. Teammate Chuba Akpom wasn't in the 18.

Two first-half goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez secured the win for Arsene Wenger's team.

Over to the King Power Stadium, Manchester City extended their unbeaten run after beating Leicester City 2-0. Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne with the goals for the Citizens.

City old boy Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench in the 67th minute, Wilfred Ndidi played the full ninety, Ahmed Musa wasn't named in the match day squad and Man City young defender Tosin Adarabioyo was not considered for selection.

AFC Bournemouth thrashed Huddersfield 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium thanks to goals from Callum Wilson (3) and Harry Arter. Ex-Liverpool man Jordon Ibe started for the Cherries and provided the assist for his team's first goal.

The winger was forced off with an injury in the 43rd minute.

Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham started and was involved for 82 minutes in Swansea City's 2-0 loss to Burnley at  Turf Moor.  Two first-half goals from Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes were sufficient for Burnley to pick up their sixth win of the season.

Crystal Palace were held to a 2-2 draw by Everton at Selhurst Park (London).  Ex-Nigeria U20 invitee Freddie Ladapo missed out on the Eagles 18-man squad while Ademola Lookman played the whole of the first half for the Toffees.

James McArthur scored in the very first minute for Palace, Leighton Baines equalized from the spot five minutes later, then Wilfried Zaha restored the lead before Baye Oumar Niasse responded in the 45th minute.

West Brom suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea at The Hawthorns. Victor Moses is on the road to full recovery and did not travel to the West Midlands with the champions.

Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso scored to give Chelsea a 3-0 lead at the interval before the Belgium midfielder added a fourth in the 62nd minute.

Liverpool registered a 3-0 win over Southampton at Anfield. Newly capped England international Dominic Solanke watched proceedings from the bench for the entirety of the game, Ovie Ejaria didn't make the 18.

A brace from Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho's second-half goal secured the win for the Reds.

In the late game, Tosin Kehinde and Matthew Olosunde are not in Manchester United's 18-man squad against Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

Photo Credit : arsenal.com

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