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ROUND-UP: Iwobi, Iheanacho, Ndidi, Ambrose Shine; Aluko, Osimhen, Ujah Benched; Balogun Out

ROUND-UP: Iwobi, Iheanacho, Ndidi, Ambrose Shine; Aluko, Osimhen, Ujah Benched; Balogun Out

By Johnny Edward:

Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi provided an assist in his 16th English Premier League appearance this season for Arsenal who defeated Everton 5-1 at the Emirates on Saturday.


Iwobi laid a neat pass for Ramsey to make it 3-0 for Arsenal in the 19th minute of the win.

Also on Saturday, Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho made his third EPL start for Leicester City who were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Swansea at the King Power stadium.

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The Nigerian forward made an assist for Jamie Vardy’s opener. The 21-year-old Iheanacho has made 15 appearances in all competitions and has scored five goals but has failed to score in 13 months in the EPL.

Iheanacho’s last league goal in the English Premier League was on the 26th of December 2016 for Manchester City against Hull City at the KCOM Stadium.

Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi made his 25th start for the Foxes during the draw with Swansea and saw his goal chopped off for an offside.

In the English Championship, Super Eagles defender Ola Aina played all 90 minutes for Hull City who lost 2-1 away to Preston North End. The game was Aina’s 27th appearance in the English Championship this season.

Super Eagles forward Sone Aluko watched from the substitutes bench as Reading suffered a 2-0 loss to Millwall. Aluko has made 28 Championship appearances, scoring one goal and providing four assists.

In Italy, Joel Obi made his 10th start (15th appearance) for Torino who played a 1-1 draw away to Sampdoria.

In the German Bundesliga, Anthony Ujah was an unused substitute for FSV Mainz who lost 2-0 at home to Bayern Munich. His compatriot Leon Balogun was not listed in the match day squad for Mainz. Balogun has made nine appearances this season in all competition while Ujah who is in his second spell at the club has made one substitute appearance.

Young Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen was benched for all 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 1-1 Bundesliga draw at home to VfB Stuttgart also on Saturday.

Nigeria defender Tyronne Ebuehi played his 20th Eredivisie game for ADO Den Haag who played out a 1-1 draw away at Heracles. He has provided two assists so far this term.

In Scotland, Chidiebere Nwakali came on for Gary Mackay-Steven in the 64th minute for Aberdeen who defeated Hamilton Academical 3-0 in the Scottish Premiership. It was his second substitute appearance since joining the club on a six months loan from Manchester City.

Efe Ambrose was also instrumental to Hibernian recording a 2-1 win away at Rangers. It was his 26th appearance for Hibs this season in the Scottish Premiership.

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  • msugh Aba 4 years ago

    nice one, but more efforts for some super eagle players especially for those will make the world cup squad.

  • Iwobi impressed me,i tink Arsenal’s attack should be dubbed ‘LIMAO’ for Laca,Iwobi,Mkhi,Auba and Ozil