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Round-up Of Super Eagles Players In Europe

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A round-up of Nigeria-eligible players that were in action for their respective clubs in Europe over the weekend.

In the early kickoff at Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace came from behind to draw 1-1 with 10-man Arsenal. Bukayo Saka was a non-playing substitute. The four other Nigerian players that trained with Arsenal’s first team on Friday were not in the matchday eighteen.
At Old Trafford, Republic of Ireland U21 international Adam Idah had a tough day on his full Premier League debut as Norwich City suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
A brace from Marcus Rashford and additional tallies from Anthony Martial and super sub Mason Greenwood secured a win for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side. Idah was hooked off in the 65th minute.
Let’s go to the King Power Stadium. Leicester City without the injured Wilfred Ndidi were beaten 2-1 by Southampton.
After coming off the bench in the 58th minute, Kelechi Iheanacho thought he had given the Foxes a 2-1 lead but his goal was ruled out by on-the-pitch officials and the video assistant referee. Dennis Praet finished at the back post to open the scoring for the home team in the 14th minute but the lead lasted five minutes as Stuart Armstrong’s deflected effort restored parity, before Danny Ings’ 81st minute winner.

At Stamford Bridge, left-back Ali Koiki still has to wait for his competitive debut for Burnley as he was a non-playing substitute in their 3-0 loss to Chelsea. Jorginho, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson Odoi with the goals for Frank Lampard’s side.

At Goodison Park, Richarlison’s 38th minute goal was enough for Everton to claim all three points in a 1-0 win against Brighton & Hove. Nigeria internationals Leon Balogun (thigh injury) and Alex Iwobi (hamstring) were left out of the matchday squad.
Timothy Eyoma has been left out of the Tottenham Hotspur squad in the big clash against Liverpool despite Jose Mourinho inviting him to train with the first team on Friday.

Nigerian forwards Isaac Success and Tom Dele-Bashiru were unused substitutes in Watford’s 3-0 away win against Bournemouth In the Premier League on Sunday.

Success has only played four league games this season while Dele-Bashiru is yet to make his top flight debut.

The win saw Watford remain unbeaten in six consecutive games in all competitions.

Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akepyi continued his impressive form in goal for Kaiser Chiefs, who thrashed visiting Cape Town FC 3-0 in Sunday’s Premier Soccer League (PSL).

Akpeyi kept his second consecutive clean sheets after also shutting out Highlands Park in Wednesday’s 3-0 home win.

It was Akpeyi’s 14th league appearance for Kaiser Chiefs in the current campaign.

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong helped Udinese maintain their winning run as they beat visiting Sassuolo 3-0 in the Serie A on Sunday.

The game was Troost-Ekong’s 17th league appearance for Udinese in the league this season.

Udinese have now won three consecutive league games following victories against Cagliari and Lecce.

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