Mixed fortunes for Eagles stars in Europe

Nigerian players in the English Premier League fired blanks this weekend, after a bright performance last week. JOHNNY EDWARD followed the exploits of Nigerians like Alhassan, Offia who were on target for their respective teams in other European leagues in this edition of ROUNDUP


Iwobi (Everton), Dennis, Awoniyi (Nottingham Forest)

Taiwo Awoniyi was handed his second start of the season for Nottingham Forest in their 1-1 draw away at Everton. The former Union Berlin striker played for 61 minutes before he was replaced by Morgan Gibbs-White in the 61st minute.

Emmanuel Dennis did not make his much-awaited Nottingham Forest debut after being named among the nine substitutes at Goodison Park. The 25-year-old watched from the bench as his team shared the points with the Toffees.

Alex Iwobi in his 100 appearances for Everton played the entire duration of the game in midfield alongside Nathan Patterson, Tom Davies and Vitaliy Mykolenko.

According to Squawka, Iwobi won 100 per cent of his duels and completed all of his take-ons in the first half. He also won all his duels. He also won possession more times than any other player (11).

Aribo (Southampton), Iheanacho, Ndidi (Leicester City)

Wilfred Ndidi played for 90 minutes in his third start for Leicester City as they suffered a 2-1 loss to Southampton who paraded Joe Aribo for 88 minutes.

Aribo was booked in the 81st minute for simulation. The former Rangers star was played through by Stuart…

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