Dream team Invitee Viv Solomon-Otabor among the scorers for Birmingham City
A week of football action in Europe saw various clubs facing each other to secure a comfortable position in the league table. Actions was intense in Europe and Nigeria players abroad was in the midst of an action packed game across Europe.
SoccerNet Nigeria reviews the performance of Nigerian players in England.
LEICESTER CITY 2-1 WATFORD
Odion Ighalo was in action for 90minutes but could not add to his 7 goal tally as they lost 2-1 to Leicester City.
MANCHESTER UNITED 2- 0 WEST BROM WICH ALBION
Out of favour Nigerian striker Victor Anichebe was not listed in West Brom match roster as they lost 2-0 to Manchester United courtesy of Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata (penalty) second half strike in the 52nd and 90th minute respectively.
WEST HAM UNITED 1-1 EVERTON
West Ham winger Victor Moses lasted the distance as the game between West Ham and Everton ended one goal apiece(1-1).
STOKE CITY 1-0 CHELSEA
At the Britannia Stadium, Peter Odemwimgie failed to make Stoke City’s match day squad while Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel was an unused substitute for the entire duration of the game as Stoke City beat Chelsea 1-0.
ASTON VILLA 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY
Manchester City’s Nigeria prodigy Kelechi Iheanacho came on for Raheem Sterling late on at 84th minute of the game.
ARSENAL 1-1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
In the London Derby, Alex Iwobi was benched for the entire duration of the game while Tottenham’s Dele Alli lasted 82 minutes and made way for Ryan Mason, teammate Joshua Onomah was a late cameo at 90minutes as he replaced Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen.
LIVERPOOL 1-2 CRYSTAL PALACE
Liverpool lost at Anfield to Crystal Palace as Jordan Ibe lasted 87 minutes of the game and was replaced by Kenyan-born Divock Origi.
BOLTON WANDERERS 0-0 BRISTOL CITY
Veteran striker Shola Ameobi lasted the distance for Bolton Wanderers while teammate Anglo-Nigerian defender Derik Osede Prieto was missing in the match day Squad.
CARDIFF CITY 2- 0 READING
Sammy Ameobi came on in the second period to replace Joe Mason in the 63rd minute while Reading’s talented left back Jordan Obita (21) was benched for the entire duration of the game as Cardiff city won 2-0 over Reading.
CHARLTON ATHLETIC 3-1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
Charlton’s Ademola Lookman came on at 83rd minute to replace Reza Ghoochannejhad in their 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
FULHAM 2- 5 BIRMINGHAM CITY
Dream team Invitee Viv Solomon- Otabor came on for Jon Miguel Toral in the 80th minute and scored Birmingham’s fifth goal in the 90th minute of the game as they defeated Fulham 5-2.
HULL CITY 3- 0 MIDDLESBROUGH
Hull City’s defender Moses Odubajo lasted the distance while Chuba Akpom came on for Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez in the 72nd minute of the game. Hull City and Super Eagles forward Sone Aluko was not in the match day Squad.
QUEEN PARK RANGERS 0- 0 RANGERS
Nigerian-born defender Nedum Onuoha lasted the entire duration of the game for Queens Park Rangers and was booked (Yellow card) in the 70th minutes of the game.
WOLVERAMPTON WANDERERS 0- 0 BURNLEY
Wolves’ youngster Dominic Iorfa lasted the entire 90minutes of the game while teammate Sheyi Ojo was substituted in the 58th minute for Nathan Byrne. Nigeria and Wolves shot stopper Carl Ikeme came on for Emiliano Martinez in the 53rd minute. Sheyi Ojo was booked in the 53rd minute of the match.
BLACKBURN ROVERS 0- 0 BRENTFORD
Nigeria midfielder Hope Akpan lasted the distance for Blackburn while teammate Nathan Delfouneso came on for Chris Taylor 11 minutes after intermission as Blackburn drew goalless with Brentford.
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