Summary of activity of Nigerian players abroad today 22rd SeptemberSeptember 22, 2018
All account activity of Nigerian players that played football for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, September 22.
Nigerian players with dual nationalities and have played competitively for the senior national teams of other countries have been omitted.
In the early kickoff, Isaac Success made his sixth successive start, all as a substitute, as Watford surrendered a one-goal lead in the 78th minute to draw 1-1 with Fulham at Craven Cottage.
The one-cap Nigeria international spent less than 11 minutes on the pitch. Mitrović leveled the game after Andre Gray’s third minute opener. Stefano Okaka was not in the Hornets 18.
At Turf Moor, Jordon Ibe remained on the bench for the entirety of Bournemouth’s 4-0 loss to Burnley. Nigeria U20 international Nnamdi Ofoborh was not involved for the visitors.
Two first half goals from Matej Vydra and Aaron Lennon, and a second half brace from Ashley Barnes secured the three points for The Clarets.
Let’s go to the King Power Stadium where Leicester City entertained Philip Billing’s Huddersfield Town
The Foxes recovered from a goal deficit to beat The Terriers 3-1, with Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho opening his Premier League account for the season in the 19th minute and also providing an assist for his team’s third.
Iheanacho finished off a counter attack to make it 1-1 before second half strikes from James Maddison and Jamie Vardy gave Leicester City their third win of the season.
The number eight was replaced in the 77th minute, Wilfred Ndidi started and finished the game along with Billing.
Liverpool have won their opening six games on the spin after a routine 3-0 win against Southampton. Wesley Hoedt (OG), Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah with first half goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Dominic Solanke did not make the Reds match day squad after returning to training on Friday morning.
In the late kickoff, Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun starts on the bench for Brighton & Hove at home against Tottenham Hotspur, who are without their young midfielder Luke Amos.