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Carabao Cup: Eze, Aluko In Action As Crystal Palace, Reading Crash Out

Carabao Cup: Eze, Aluko In Action As Crystal Palace, Reading Crash Out

Eberechi Eze made his first start for Crystal Palace but ended on the losing side after they lost on penalties to Bournemouth, in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, Completesports.com reports.

After both teams failed to score in 90 minutes the game was decided on penalties with Bournemouth triumphing 11-10.

Eze was one of Palace’s players who converted his spot kick.

Former Nigeria international Sone Aluko was in action for Reading who lost 1-0 at home to Luton Town.

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Luton’s goal was scored by Jordan Clark who found the back of the net in the 24th minute.

Isaac Success and Tom Dele-Bashiru were not included in Watford squad that beat Oxford United via penalty shootout to progress into the third round.

Both teams ended at a goal apiece before Watford won 3-0 from the shootout.

In other results, Newcastle United beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0, West Ham United thrashed Charlton Athletic 3-0 and Aston Villa defeated Burton Albion 3-1.

By James Agberebi 

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 10
  • Interesting how Nigeria under 20 2019 world cup Midfielder Nnamdi Oforbohr winner with Bornemouth is totally ignored in the article.

    Surely we should be reporting about our world cup players rather than concentrate on a player who crashed out

     
  • Fisayo Dele-Bashiru who trained with the Nigeria under 20 squad and was instrumental to Sheffield Wednesday winning their tie against Rochdale is also overlooked, whilst his brother who did not play is mentioned

     
  • CS please take note of the obvious disservice to those who have shown patriotism as against those who believe we’re a second option. We must celebrate our players who’s made themselves available for the green and white colors of Nigeria.

     
  • Thank you BigD for the updates. Oversight on the part of CSN, I guess.

     
    • Thanks Deo, interesting how they have gone for the headline grabber , the one that guarantees click rather than the one who has served in Nigeria colours at a world cup.

      Nnamdi served us with distinction as did Fisayo try to when he threw his hat in the ring to fight for a squad spot with the Flying Eagles last year. We need to make sure thay they stay in sight and are not allowed to fade from consciousness.

      These two boys are on the rise and at 20 years old could be the future of the Super Eagles. Could in a couple of years be competing with our midfielders for a squad place or a starting spot.

      I’d hate to see a repeat of the Eze saga, where, once they start hitting the headlines in the British press, the national team come sniffing after them and turning their gaze. It’ll be Akin to losing those in the house whilst chasing those outside

      We need to give kudos where it is due, Nnamdi had an amazing 2019 going to the U20 world cup with Nigeria and now is battling for a starting spot at his club Bournemouth having helped Wycombe gain promotion to the championship whilst there on loan last year. Fis looks like at the start of a “breakout season” after transferring from Man City U23 to Sheffield Wednesday first team.

       
      • No worries Sir. I have been keeping tabs on Nnamdi and Fisayo. They are bright young prospects. I hope they stay focused and blossom in coming seasons.

         
  • Professor 6 hours ago

    Please what is the problem with this guy called Eze that he doesn’t wanna play for Nigeria, hmmmmm…make unah help me tell am say him go regret the decision oo.

     
    • GLORY 2 hours ago

      Reason might just be the way we melt out unguarded criticism to players that have served us well. Remember Eze is Iwobis close pal, though I personally I ain’t really keen on Eze playing for us. I always believe there are better ways to positively criticise such players. Maybe the their club managers do, not on public forum.

       
      • Lloyd 2 hours ago

        You know if Eze should come to Super Eagles, he will end your Iwobi career in the Super Eagles..lol. Face the truth bros

         
        • Make him show that for crystal palace first. Yesterday we saw a better player in nnamdi. Mind you u I have never descredited Eze. My take is if he has not deemed it fit to play for SE then let him be.