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EPL Wrap: Moses, Ndidi Shine; Iheanacho Benched; Success On The Mend

Published on: 02 December 2017

A round-up of Nigerian players that were in action for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, December 2.

Nigerian players with dual nationalities that have played competitively for the senior national teams of other countries have been omitted.

In the early kickoff, Victor Moses played the entirety of Chelsea's 3-1 win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge and provided an assist for his side's second goal in the 33rd minute, then earned a penalty which was converted by Eden Hazard with 16 minutes left on the clock.

Dwight Gayle opened the scoring for the visitors after 12 minutes before goals from Hazard and Alvaro Morata put Chelsea 2-1 in front at half-time.

At The American Express Community Stadium, Liverpool demolished Brighton & Hove 5-1. Dominic Solanke came on for the Reds with two minutes remaining, Ovie Ejaria and Bobby Adekanye didn't make the 18.

Strikes from Emre Can, Roberto Firmino (2), Philippe Coutinho and an own goal from Lewis Dunk secured Jurgen Klopp's side their eight win of the season.

England U21 star Ademola Lookman played the last 19 minutes of Everton's 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park .

Second half goals from Iceland star Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were enough for Everton to claim their second straight win in the top-flight.

Over to the King Power Stadium, where Leicester City faced Burnley. It finished 1-0 in favour of the home team.

Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi made his 15th straight start in the league, Kelechi Iheanacho was a non-playing substitute and Ahmed Musa was not in the match day squad.

Demarai Gray netted what proved to be the game-winner in the sixth minute.

Swansea City number ten Tammy Abraham returned to the starting line-up against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium, and put in a full shift but could not prevent his side from losing 2-1.

Wilfried Bony needed only three minutes to open the scoring, Xherdan Shaqiri replied on 36 minutes, then Mame Biram Diouf scored with five minutes left in the half, allowing the Potters to earn all three points.

As expected Isaac Success (injury) and Stefano Okaka (tactical decision) were not in Watford's 18-man squad against Tottenham Hotspur at the Vic. 1-1 it finished.

Both goals were scored in the first half, Christian Kabasele after 13 minutes for Watford and Heung-Min Son's equalizer on 25 minutes.

It finished goalless between West Brom and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns. Striker Freddie Ladapo was not in the Eagles squad for this one.

In the late game, Super Eagles winger Alex Iwobi starts on the substitutes bench for Arsenal against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium. There is no first-team debut for Red Devils young midfielder Tosin Kehinde and the injured Matthew Olosunde

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