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Moses, Iwobi Missing As Chelsea, Arsenal Win In EPL; Iheanacho Makes Assist In Leicester’s Loss

Moses, Iwobi Missing As Chelsea, Arsenal Win In EPL; Iheanacho Makes Assist In Leicester’s Loss

By Johnny Edward:

Chelsea continued their 100 per cent record in the English Premier League on Saturday coming from a goal down to defeat Cardiff 4-1 without Victor Moses at Stamford Bridge, London, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

It was the second consecutive game the former Nigeria international would be excluded from the match day squad.

Sol Bamba gave Cardiff the lead in the 18th minute heading in Sean Morrison’s cross.

But a quick fire double from Eden Hazard gave the Blues a 2-1 lead into the break.

Hazard grabbed his hat trick when he stepped up calmly to slot home a penalty after Willian was fouled by Bamba with ten minutes left to play.

Willian made it 4-1 with seven minutes left to play.

With the win Maurizio Sarri becomes the fourth manager in Premier League history to win his first five games in the competition after Carlo Ancelotti (6), Pep Guardiola (6) and Craig Shakespeare (5).

At St James Park, Alex Iwobi was not in Arsenal’s match day squad that defeated Newcastle United 2-1 on Saturday.

Goals from Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil earned the Gunners their third straight win after two opening defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea.

Ciaran Clark headed in a late goal to reduced the deficit in stoppage time.

At the Vitality Stadium, Wilfred Ndidi made his fifth straight start of the season for Leicester City who lost 4-2 to Bournemouth.

A brace from Ryan Fraser, a strike from the spot by Joshua King and another from Adam Smith secured a comfortable win for Sean Dyche’s team despite James Maddison and Marc Albrighton scoring consolatory goals for Leicester City.

Ndidi played the entire duration of the game. His compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho came on for Demarai Gray in the 61st minute of the encounter.

Iheanacho provided an assist for Albrighton’s goal. The 22 year-old forward however missed a chance to score.

At the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, reigning EPL champions, Manchester City spanked Fulham 3-0.

Leroy Sane who made the starting line up for the first time this season gave Pep Guardiola’s side the lead in the second minute.

David Silva doubled the lead for Manchester City in the 21st minute rifling in a shot off the bar after picking up the loose ball from the middle.

The goal was Silva’s 50th English Premier League goal on his 350th appearance for the club.

Raheem Sterling made it 3-0 two minutes after the break.

At the John Smith stadium, Wilfred Zaha as the match winner for Crystal Palace who edged hosts, Huddersfield Town 1-0.

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  • oakfield 3 years ago

    I’m really very sorry for moses. D national team would have been a lifeline for him to bounce bk bt he threw it away due to lack self confidence. Too bad 4him, what a pity.

  • Whoever advised Moses didn’t advise him well. When Sarri replaced Conte and told you he wants to move you to your natural right wing forward position where you’ll have to compete with Hazard, Willian and Pedro, instead of panicking, then resigning from the SE to try to win a starting 11 shirt, you should have taken a different approach. Continue with SE, request for a loan (like Aina) or transfer (like Toure or Mikel last season). Common, you’re Moses, clubs will be lining up for you. It doesn’t always have to be Chelsea FC, after all about 70% of SE players changed clubs this season.

  • Moses’ resignation is now a thing of the past. Those who fail to leave past football events in the past will always blight and tarnish their future analysis of the game.
    Enjoy the game for what it has to offer today and into the future and not what yesterday’s resignations have taken away.

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