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Premier League: Iheanacho Scores In Leicester’s Defeat At Everton; Aubameyang Broke Scoring Record As Arsenal Thrash Norwich City

Premier League: Iheanacho Scores In Leicester’s Defeat At Everton; Aubameyang Broke Scoring Record As Arsenal Thrash Norwich City

Kelechi Iheanacho was on target for Leicester City but it was not enough as they lost 2-1 against Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Wednesday, Completesports.com reports.

Iheanacho who came on for Harvey Barnes on 46 minutes, scored in the 51st minute to make it 2-1. 

The game was Iheanacho’s 14th Premier League appearance and has now scored three goals.

Wilfred Ndidi saw action for 90 minutes in the game which was his 26th for the Foxes.

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Also in action was Alex Iwobi who was on from the start before making way for Yerry Mina in the 68th minute.

Everton raced to a 2-0 lead following strikes from Richarlison on 10 minutes and Gylfi Sigurdsson from the penalty spot on 16 minutes.

It is now back-to-back defeats for Leicester who remain in third position on 55 points but might drop to fourth if Chelsea beat West Ham United on Wednesday.

For Everton, they have now won back-to-back league wins and are unbeaten in last three games since football returned in England.

Wednesday’s win saw Everton occupy 11th on 44 points in the league table.

At the Emirates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang broke a new scoring record at Arsenal as they thrashed Norwich City 4-0 at the Emirates.

Aubameyang’s opening goal on 33 minutes means he is the fastest-ever Arsenal player to reach 50 Premier League goals after 79 games.

He beat the record previously held by Thierry Henry who achieved his own feat in 83 games.

Granit Xhaka made it 2-0 for Arsenal in the 37th minute before Aubameyang got his second goal and Arsenal’s third on 67 minutes.

And in the 81st minute new signing Cedric Soares added the fourth goal on his debut game for Arsenal.

It is now three straight wins for Arsenal which move them to seventh on 46 points while Norwich are rooted bottom on 21 points.

And in the other Premier League game Newcastle United defeated relegation threatened Bournemouth 4-1 at the Vitality stadium.

By James Agberebi 

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 3
  • GLORY 1 month ago

    A player that averages one goal in 2 games should never be sitting on the bench. Managers build the team’s style of play around such players. Nacho deserves better but difficult to blame Rogers who has chosen to rather build his team style to suit Vardy, a different kind to Nacho.

     
    • greenturf 1 month ago

      I see your point @Glory.Nacho is at a point in his career where he needs to play regularly.Unfortunately,he finds himself in a difficult situation where he plays in the same position with Vardy who is a veteran and an accomplished English striker.

      Jamie Vardy is one of the quickest and effective strikers in the English premiership.Though in his 30’s he is still very explosive and has shown no signs of redundancy.It’s unfortunate Nacho has to contend with such a huge figure in Jamie Vardy.

      However,next season is just few months away and time for Nacho to dust his boots and make the next career move,unless he’s less ambitious should he decides to stay back with a team that has made custom the number 9 jersey for another player,a decision that has quenched any real competition and for that reason,it’s no-brainer for Nacho to thank Rogers for the role he played in his resurgence and call it a day.

       
  • Unfortunately, no Nigerian forwards looks fit enough to lead the line for any premiership side including our once revered Kelechi Iheanacho. Isaac Success is another Nigerian whose career looked promising back with Granada in the LA Liga but languishing on the bench with mid table Watford. This much is a sign that we’re our so called super stars are not good enough to lead the attacks of Premiership club sides.

    About a decade or two ago, this was the same leagues where Super Eagles forwards like Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Kanu Nwankwo, Babayaro, Okocha,Osaze Odenwingie and Martins made modest impacts yet Nigerian soccer loving fans berated their performances as below par relative to their African contemporaries with sublime performances from the like of Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, a high scoring defender, Kolo Toure, Yaya Toure, and neighboring Togo gangling forward, Seyi Adebayour.

    It’s high time we stopped overrating them and giving them false impression they’re performing at the top level.
    Since the exit of the ’94 and ’96 set, the Nigeria football has not produced players with the qualities of their African contemporaries like Sadio Mane, Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’, Essien and Aubameyang and Mahrez, all of whom have one the African player of the year at one time or the other.
    As soccer loving fans of the Super Eagles, now is the time to start assessing the strengths and weaknesses of our players to identify ones with strong potentials for the African soccer top award and guide them appropriately.