EPL Wrap: Ndidi, Alli Shine; Lookman Makes Cameo; Anichebe Goes 90; Ibe Snubbed; Success Benched
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Saturday, April 15.
We start off at White Hart Lane, venue of the early kickoff between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth. Spurs kept the pressure on leaders Chelsea with an impressive 4-0 win.
Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Dele Alli gave a good account of himself during the 84 minutes he spent on the pitch, teammate Josh Onomah was a non-playing substitute while Cherries record signing Jordon Ibe didn’t make the squad.
Crystal Palace came from two goals down to share the spoils with Leicester City at Selhurst Park, with Wilfred Ndidi working a full shift for the champions. Ahmed Musa watched proceedings from the bench.
At Goodison Park, England U20 star Ademola Lookman came off the bench in the 90th minute as Everton continued their impressive home record with a 3-1 win over Burnley.
Injured Moses Odubajo was missing from the Hull City team that lost 3-1 at Stoke City.
Fit-again Victor Anichebe started and played ninety minutes of Sunderland’s 2-2 draw with West Ham at the Stadium of Light. Italy international Angelo Ogbonna wasn’t involved for the Hammers due to injury.
Highly-rated teenagers Josh Maja and Joel Asoro were not selected by the Black Cats boss David Moyes.
Watford number ten Isaac Success was on the bench for the entirety of Watford’s 1-0 win over Swansea City. Teammate and Italy international Stefano Okaka came on after 78 minutes.
In the late kickoff, Kelechi Iheanacho starts on the bench for Manchester City against Olufela Olomola’s Southampton. The ex-Arsenal youth-teamer and City’s Tosin Adarabioyo have not made the squad.
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