Iwobi Shines In Arsenal’s Draw At Palace; Moses Benched In Chelsea Win

Iwobi Shines In Arsenal’s Draw At Palace; Moses Benched In Chelsea Win

By Johnny Edward:
Super Eagles rave of the moment Alex Iwobi made his fifth English Premier League start for Arsenal who remained unbeaten after 12 games following their 2-2 draw away at Crystal Palace on Sunday at Selhurst Park reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Luka Milivojevic smashed in a penalty in 44th minute to hand Palace the lead but two second half goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal a 2-1 lead.
Milivojevic struck a late penalty to salvage a point for the Eagles.
Iwobi carved out the first real chance of the game when played a one-two with Alexander Lacazette before he fired his shot off target from 18 yards in the 15th minute.
The Nigerian international, Iwobi played the entire duration of the draw. It was Iwobi’s eight appearance in the EPL.
In the second half, Xhaka curled in a free-kick to restore parity for the Eagles.
Aubameyang shot Arsenal into the lead for the first time in the encounter four minutes later with a close range finish.
In the 83rd minute, Arsenal conceded a penalty after Wilfred Zaha was fouled Xhaka in the penalty area challenge.
The resultant spot kick was scored by Milivojevic.
At Turf Moor, Victor Moses was excluded from Chelsea’s squad that defeated Burnley 4-0 in an English Premier League game played on Sunday.
The 27 year old who has made two substitute appearances for Chelsea in the EPL has been left out of the Blues last three match day squad.
Alvaro Morata poked in a fine pass from Ross Barkley for the opener in the 17th minute.
Goals from Barkley in the 57th minute and another curler from Willian in the 67th minute secures a 3-0 win for the Blues.
Ruben Loftus Cheek wrapped up the win in additional time finishing off a deflected shot past Joe Hart from close range.


  • Greenturf 3 months ago

    Ruben loftus-Cheek’s performance against Bate batislov in the Europa league which was rounded up with a hat-trick meant Moses has to drop profoundly more the perking order.
    However it’s a shame despite crocked Hazards absence he was left out of the match day squad how things can quickly turn around.
    Moses has not done his chances any good because in recent games he has not put up an eye catching performances which could have changed his fortunes just like Loftus-Cheek did in the last European games.He should borrow a leaf from his former compatriot Alex Iwobi who is now a shinning star at Arsenal and now a 90 minutes player.Alex raised his game and the manager has no choice but to play him regularly and interestingly the much maligned midfield dynamo is now the toast of fans locally and globally.
    The idea of quitting international football at 27 may not have augured well for the nimble-footed attacker.On the other hand,who knows Moses could be going through some personal challenges,family or otherwise which may have prompted his decision to quit international football and which could also be responsible for his unenthusiastic show so far.
    Meanwhile,the winter windows is just around the corner he can turn his fortunes around by making a wise decision.
    I wish Moses well with his choices.
    The vacuum he left in the national team is huge.A skilled professional who is welcomed should he change his mind.
    Having Moses Ighalo and Musa in our attack against South Africa is a dream.
    God bless Nigeria!

    • Ashy Slashy 3 months ago

      You had better wake up from that dream because it ain’t happening, mate. Moses in Super Eagles colours is history. I never live in the past. A Super Eagles front trio of Michael Babatunde, Gbolahan Salami and Sylvester Igboun will be deadlier than what you have in Liverpool.
      Carry go Super Eagles.

      • Greenturf 3 months ago

        @ Ashly,I bet that must be a joke right haha.
        That front three you named may not make the roster for a struggling team in the Belgian jupiler league let alone Liverpool fc.You must be kidding I reckon.

    • I’d rather have Musa, Ighalo and Oyekuru than Moses. Onyekuru stays on his feet and his link up play is top notch. But then again with Moses out and Onyekuru injured, I guess we are lumped with Kalu who looks like he’ll need a couple more games to settle down.

  • Chairmanfemi 3 months ago

    It obvious @Ashy is high on dry tobacco. Nice write up @Greenturf

    • Ashy Slashy 3 months ago

      @Chairmanfemo, No be only dry tobacco, you go soon see wet ogogoro (that thing wey you dey shak for night).

  • Hahahaha @Chairmanfemi & Greenturf, I suspect Ashy Slashy is a Chelsea fan. I think that frontline of Gbolahan and co will do well in blue shirt replacing Morata, Willian and Pedro or Hazard. Lol. Everyone knows Mane, Firminho and Salah are the deadliest front 3 in the world at the moment. YNWA, EPL 2018/19 in waiting. Hahaha.

    @Greenturf, nice analysis. You literally covered the whole turf with regard to Moses and Iwobi. When I read sometime ago about Moses, soon after he hung his SE boots, that he’d like to delve in real estate management soon, I said wow, already?
    It seems this guy really has a lot on his mind and it could affect his performance. I think his international retirement was too early too. I dreamt so much about how he was going to help brutally nail SA come November 16. But the rest of the guys are sure up to the task.