EPL Wrap: Ndidi Sent Off; Iheanacho Bench; Ibe Starts; Kehinde Not In 18; Abraham & Okaka Subbed In

Published: March 31, 2018
EPL Wrap: Ndidi Sent Off; Iheanacho Bench; Ibe Starts; Kehinde Not In 18; Abraham & Okaka Subbed InA round-up of Nigerian players that were in action for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, 31st March.

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

In the early kickoff, Liverpool came from a goal down to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park (London), thanks to goals from their African stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah after Milivojević had opened the scoring in the first half.

England U21 star Dominic Solanke and Ibadan born winger Bobby Adekanye were not involved for the Reds.

At Old Trafford, Manchester United proved too strong for Swansea City in a 2-0 win, with Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez writing their names on the score-sheet in the first half.

Tosin Kehinde and Matthew Olosunde have to wait for their first-team debuts after they were omitted from the match day squad, Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham came off the bench at half-time.

Over to The American Express Community Stadium, Leicester City beat Brighton & Hove 2-0 courtesy of two late goals from Vicente Iborra and Jamie Vardy.

Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi was sent off after receiving a second yellow in the 87th minute, his second red card of the season. Teammate Kelechi Iheanacho was a non-playing substitute.

Stefano Okaka played the last fifteen minutes for Watford against Jordon Ibe's Bournemouth at Vicarage Road. It finished 2-2.

Kiko Femenía and Pereyra got the goals for the Hornets, while the Cherries scored through Joshua King and Jermain Defoe, who replaced Ibe on 67 minutes. Okaka received a yellow card in injury time.

First half goals from Joao Mario and Marko Arnautovic (2) earned West Ham a 3-0 win against Michael Obafemi's Southampton at the London Stadium. The Irish-born Nigerian striker was not in the Saints traveling party to the English capital.

In the late kickoff, both Tosin Adarabioyo and Lukas Nmecha start on the bench for Manchester City against Everton at Goodison Park (Liverpool).

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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