EPL Wrap: Ndidi, Lookman Go 90; Iheanacho & Success Subbed In; Balogun Benched; Iwobi In 18; Moses Frozen Out

Published: January 19, 2019
EPL Wrap: Ndidi, Lookman Go 90; Iheanacho & Success Subbed In; Balogun Benched; Iwobi In 18; Moses Frozen OutA round-up of Nigerian players that were in action for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, January 19th.

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

In the lunch time kick-off at the Molineux stadium, Leicester City were made to rue their missed chances after falling to 4-3 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers to heap further pressure on Claude Puel.

A Diogo Jota's treble coupled with another strike from Ryan Bennets delivered the goods for the hosts while City's Demarai Gray and Wes Morgan got a goal each either side of an own goal from Coady Coates.

Wilfred Ndidi
who was cautioned in the 58th minute started and completed the game while his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho made his first league appearance for the Foxes this year when he came on for Danny Simpson seven minutes from time.

At the Vitality stadium, goals from Callum Wilson and Josh King handed Bournemouth a 2-0 victory over West Ham.

While Bournemouth's Jordon Ibe was not in his side's 18-man squad for the encounter, Flying Eagles star, Nnamdi Oforboh who went the distance for the club's reserves in the PLC yesterday was understandably omitted here.

New Cherries signing, Dominic Solanke is still recovering from an injury and thus, missed out on this one too.

Next to Old Trafford where Manchester United ran out 2-1 winners versus Brighton, a game which saw Ole Gunnar Solskjær become the club's first manager to record seven wins from his first seven games.

Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for the Red Devils before Pascal Gross pulled one back for Chris Hughton's men.

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun was a non-playing substitute for Brighton while United's Matthew Olosunde who played no part for the club's U23s in Thursday PLIC clash clash with PSV was equally not selected for this task.

Over to the St Mary's where Southampton hosted Eveton, the Saints were 2-1 winners courtesy of a strike from James Ward-Prowse and an own goal from Lucas Digne while Gylfi Sigurdsson scored for the visitors.

Ademola Lookman started and went the distance for the Toffees in the game.

In yet another game, Watford and Burnley shared spoils in a drab goalless affair at the Vicarage Road.

Super Eagles striker, Isaac Success was introduced for Ken Sema in the 56th minute as the Hornets sought a break through in the game.

And in the blockbuster game between Arsenal and Chelsea late on, Alex Iwobi starts among the substitutes while the duo of Victor Moses and Bukayo Saka miss out as earlier reported.

Emmanuel Chinaza

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