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Premier League: Maja Bags Brace As Fulham Beat Everton Away

Premier League: Maja Bags Brace As Fulham Beat Everton Away

Josh Maja bagged a brace as Fulham beat Everton 2-0 in their Premier League clash at the Goodsion Park on Sunday night, reports Completesports.com.

Maja opened scoring for the Whites three minutes after the break slotting the ball home after Ola Aina put in some quality work down the left and played it across goal.

The 22-year -old fired home his second of the game in the 65th minute.

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Harrison Reed effort from range hit the woodwork only for it to fell for Maja who swept it home.

The Nigeria international, who has now scored two goals in three league appearances for the Cottagers after arriving on loan from Ligue 1 club Girondis Bordeaux in January was replaced by Ivan Cavaleiro 18 minutes from time.

Aina and Tosin Adarabioyo featured for 90 minutes in the game, while Ademola Lookman was replaced by Zambo Anguissa seven minutes from time.

Alex Iwobi was an unused substitute for Everton in the game.

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  • Shuma 3 years ago

    Took 17 matches to score 2 goals for bordeaux,
    took 17 minutes to score 2 for Fulham. Maja agent wanted him to go to France. Maja was mostly on the bench in the french leagues now he is starting for Fulham because they needed a striker. Ademola Lookman, Ola Aina, Tosin Adarabioyo and Josh Maja. All them Yoruba’s playing nice. The link up with Aina to Lookman to Aina to Maja was nice. These are hard workers. If they can stay above relegation because of Maja scoring goals, he will be sought after.

    • They all Nigerian bro.

      • Shuma 3 years ago

        No, really?

        • Yea they all Nigerian first, dnt start that here bro. This soccer forum and nothing else.

          • Shuma 3 years ago

            All I said was “Ademola Lookman, Ola Aina, Tosin Adarabioyo and Josh Maja. All them Yoruba’s playing nice.” Your the only one who is having problems. Please exit left and take care, somebody’s upset.

        • Footballfanatic 3 years ago

          I be yoruba boy and disapprove of ur comment….tribalism has no place in the only thing that brings Nigerians together in the midst of all types of adversities that people face in naija. So leave the yoruba out and enjoy soccer

          • Shuma 3 years ago

            I could care less of tribalism and your comment. If you don’t think anything is wrong with the super eagles team, you
            are okay with mediocrity. The team needs to be diversified, but Amaju is
            corrupted plain and simple. Take your leave

    • Maja is an Edo guy…don’t start that here

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      What is wrong with the SuperEagles? Where is the mediocrity? Who gave Aina his SuperEagles debut? Who gave Maja his SuperEagles debut? Who persuaded Lookman and Adarabioyo to shift allegiance to Nigeria?? What is the fuse about tribalism raising its ugly head again? Are you trying to educate us that Rohr doesn’t already know the potentials of all our player playing for Fulham?? You’re here crying about mediocrity yet most of our players are fighting to survive relegation. Please can you go and discover players who plays for Milan, Inter, Juve, ManCity, ManU, Liverpool, Barca, Madrid and the likes?? All the coach is trying to do is to raise a formidable team that can contend for the AFCON and impress at the global stage. Everyone have to earn their place in the SuperEagles and I’m absolutely certain that Rohr will invite his players on merit. Stop with race card they’re all Nigerian players. Everyone deserving of a spot in the present SuperEagles will surely get their chances. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE#

    • Doctor Koyemi Oderinde 3 years ago

      A beg Yoruba people sabi play ball? Me I am Efik Ibibio man and my boyfriend is Nupe. Yet we are massively underrepresented in the Super Eagles. My previous valentine lover is from Kwararafa and they are largely shunned by Super Eagles.

  • Maduka Ernest-Ngozichukwu 3 years ago

    Ola Aina is a quality player I don’t know why Gernot Rohr wants to kill his career in the SE! Maja very promising player in the number nine position for the SE!

    • Only Rohr can answer why Aina is not good enough for him, yet Akpoguma walks straight into that team at Aina’s expense.

  • Ikeben 3 years ago

    Wow, what a goal made in Naija. This Aina, lookman link up is a joy to watch. And Maja is a future no 9 for Eagles. Tosin is full of confidence. But lookman is a beast. We need these 4 players in our team. Making Everton look so ordinary. Maja can be for future. Fulham 2 and Maja 2.

    I wonder why Iwobi was left in the bench by Everton coach. I hope Fulham would build on this win and escape relegation.

  • And we can easily say Fulham is SE club side, kudos to Parker and I hope and pray they escape relegation, having four Nigeria. In a epl team starting line up is something am not sure has happen before.

  • Abdul handsy 3 years ago

    I really missed watching this particular match as I didn’t have an access to watch it where I was then…

    I had always been able to spot it right from the beginning of this premiership that Fulham needed a prolific goal-poacher to enable them keep u with the pace of premiership.

    Congratulations to the Nigerian contengents: Lookman,Tosin, Aina and

    Fulham’s staying up and Fulham not going down!

  • pompei 3 years ago

    Aina on the ball. He dashes forward, running deep into the Everton half. Aina finds Lookman. Lookman back to Aina. Aina makes his way into the box. A cross to Maja. Goooooaaaaaaaal!
    Naija connection. A premier league goal made in Nigeria.

  • I pray Fulham survive the drop coz of the heavy Nigerian interest in the club—Tosin Adarabioyo, Ola Aina, Ademola Lukman, Josh Onomah and Josh Maja.

    It was however goal fest for some Nigerian players across Europe:brace for Terem Moffi of Lorient, Moses Simon found the net for Nantes, brace for Josh Maja of Fulham.
    I’m quite sure if Sodiq Umar had featured for Almeria, he could have found the net in Almeria’s 3-1 win.

  • I’m proud to be a Nigerian as regards sports but it is a shame to be a Nigerian interm of politics, economy, security etc. Please keep the flag flying in Fulham FC Aina, Maja , Lokoman and Adarabioyo .Nigeria is blessed in all ramifications of life but leadership is our bane. Masses are conspicuously suffering. Please God intervene in our plights. 

  • Footballfanatic 3 years ago

    Semi Ajay with westbrom might not survive the drop……cuz I see fulham somehow staying above.

  • Maja is not for the future, He is for the now. He is of the same age with Victor Osimhen but another type of striker and bring something very different to the table-A goal poacher who feed off excellent work from other players.He will be very useful when SE play teams that defend deep and compact.But he must be complemented by very skilful players capable of creating goal mouth melee for him to jab in.Isolated upfront( like in his first two games for Fulham) He is largely ineffective. But it is still early days and he is still settling down.We will see more of him now that he has started playing with the Fulham team needing him.

    Rohr knows what he brings to the table that is why he kept visiting him in France even while he was not playing.

    The commentators of the match referred to him, Aina, Lookman, tosin and later Ndomah as Nigerians and not Yorubas.so no need stressing one self over trivial issues

    • Ikeben 3 years ago

      I placed Maja for future not because of lack of talent, but because of several options we have who have been quite consistent in Europe and has not gotten a look in. But who says Maja cannot break in now. The likes of Sadique, Awoniyi, Teren, even Simmy are all banging goals this season. Not forgetting the Onuachau the goal poacher. Even Iheanacho has gotten his groove back, what of Olayinka and not metioning Osimhen. So adding Maja to this pool is okay but how many can Rohr invite.

      And as we know Rohr he will likely not invite fringe or new players to important qualifiers. But lets see who gets the nod. They all deserve it based on current form.

  • pompei 3 years ago

    Maja scored 2 “simple” goals. 2 tap ins. However, those goals are not so simple to score. Which is why many strikers experience long goal droughts. There is a lot of work and anticipation that has to happen before you get a chance to score a tap in. Of course, sometimes you get fortunate. But most times, manna will not fall from heaven.
    Maja is a striker that moves and anticipates. A goal poacher, he sniffs around for opportunities, and pounces when they appear. Some strikers don’t need much help. They can battle on their own, e.g. Osimhen and Sadiq. Others need skillful input from their team mates e.g. Maja and Onuachu. The big difference between Maja and Onuachu is mobility, hustling. Maja needs help, but he GOES LOOKING FOR THAT HELP. He does not wait for the help to come to him.
    Maja is not a future SE striker. He is for now. Today. Unless he is surplus to requirements. We do have a lot of quality in the striking department. It is up to Rohr to decide. However, if Maja keeps performing like he did against Everton, then Rohr will have no choice but to select him.

  • Its as if all these teams fighting relegation has woken up, imagine playing defensively for about half the season only to be in the relegation zone, now you have no choice but to come out and play for your survival and you can see the difference. Westbrom and fulham now playing with 4 at the back. Their full backs can join the attack now and provide the strikers with service (just like aina did). Cant see them surviving relegation though. They both have alot of ground to cover. Fulham have an outside chance of escaping but its a long shot. Lets see how it goes.

  • GLORY 3 years ago

    Ademola lookman; only watched him once at Charlton, and straight away, I knew there lies a pocket dynamite. Not even his constantly being benched at Leipzig could make me believe less. Ola Aina, ummmh; a player immensely skilled but so so underrated. How surprising top clubs are yet to see this baffles me. Whao man dem, Aderabioyo, that boy ummh; is anyone seeing what I am seeing? A refined Taribo west at his best, covers every dimension of the defence area and even tries expand his territory into the attacking third. That boy is d black diamond, top agents the ball is your court. Maja, congratulations n I see many more goals coming.

  • Chairmanfemi 3 years ago

    Love most of the comments above. Congratulations to Maja once again. I just like him since his Sunderland days up till morrow. And as for Ola Aina, I just pray gets sense and use him well instead of benching him for his German lover Kevin Akpos.

    The guy with the Tribalism comment… Please we don’t want that hear on CSN. We are one big family. One NIGERIA when it comes to football at least. Thanks

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