EPL Wrap: Iheanacho Assists; Ndidi Banned; Ibe Starts; Moses, Billing, Abraham Subbed In; Okaka Bench

Published: April 14, 2018
EPL Wrap: Iheanacho Assists; Ndidi Banned; Ibe Starts; Moses, Billing, Abraham Subbed In; Okaka BenchA round-up of Nigerian players that were in action for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, April 14th.

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

In the early kick off at the St Mary's stadium, Chelsea roared back to a 3-2 victory over Southampton, courtesy of an Olivier Giroud double and a goal from Eden Hazard. Jan Bednarek and Dusan Tadic struck earlier to put the Saints 2-0 up.

Super Eagle Victor Moses came on as an 86th minute sub for Hazard.

At the Turf Moor, Burnley recorded a 2-1 win over Leicester City, with goals coming from the Clarets Chris Wood and Kevin long in a first half three-minute spell.

Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench after the intermission to tee up Jamie Vardy for his side's only goal in the 72nd minute while Wilfred Ndidi served the last of his suspension in this one.

At the John Smith's Stadium, Tom Ince's stoppage time effort was all that separated hosts Huddersfield and Watford after a tense battle.

Huddersfield Nigerian midfielder, Philip Billing replaced Rajiv van La Parra for the last 13 minutes of the game while Watford's Stefano Okaka was a non-playing substitute.

Swansea City and Everton cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium, with goals coming from Jordan Ayew and an own goal from Kyle Naughton.

Chelsea loanee of Nigerian descent Tammy Abraham came on for Ki Sung-Yeung with 65 minutes on the clock.

NFF target, Jordan Ibe starts for Bournemouth in the next kick off as Liverpool tackle the Cherries at Anfield while Dominic Solanke is named among the substitutes for the hosts.

And finally in the late kick-off at Wembley Stadium which sees Tottenham take on Manchester City, Nigerian duo of Tosin Adarabioyo and Lukas Nmecha are not included in the 18-man squad for the Citizens.

Emmanuel Chinaza

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