EPL wrap : Reds too good for Ekong; Iheanacho gives Maguire nightmares; Onyeka starts vs Chelsea:: All Nigeria Soccer

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EPL wrap : Reds too good for Ekong; Iheanacho gives Maguire nightmares; Onyeka starts vs Chelsea

EPL wrap : Reds too good for Ekong; Iheanacho gives Maguire nightmares; Onyeka starts vs Chelsea:: All Nigeria Soccer

Allnigeriasoccer.com‘s round-up of Nigeria-eligible players that were in action for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

In the early kickoff at Vicarage Road, Liverpool recorded an emphatic 5-0 victory over Watford thanks to a hat-trick from Brazil international Roberto Firmino along with Sadio Mane’s opener and Mohamed Salah’s brilliant strike.

There were starts for Super Eagles assistant captain William Troost-Ekong and international teammate Emmanuel Dennis, with the center-back going the distance and the striker withdrawn with fifteen minutes remaining.

Oghenekaro Etebo wasn’t available for selection as he is recovering after surgery on the tear in his quad.

In an entertaining match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester City came from behind to beat Manchester United 4-2.

Manchester United center-back Harry Maguire endured a difficult day on his return from injury and Leicester City, with Kelechi Iheanacho causing him all sorts of problems especially in the first half.

On nineteen minutes, Mason Greenwood broke the deadlock with a brilliant thunderbolt strike, only to see it cancelled by one of equal quality just past the half hour mark.

Youri Tielemans curled the ball over over De Gea and into the top corner after a stumble by Maguire not reacting to Iheanacho in the build up to the goal.

The Belgian bagged the equaliser after collecting a pass from the Nigeria international striker, who was substituted with a little under a quarter of an hour left.

Shortly after Iheanacho was replaced, Söyüncü was in the right place to sweep the ball home to make it 2-1.

Marcus Rashford marked his return from injury with an emphatic finish in the 82nd minute, only for Jamie Vardy to put the Foxes back in front fifteen seconds after the restart.

In a remarkable finish to the game, Zambia striker Patson Daka made absolutely sure of the win with Leicester City’s fourth in stoppage time – his first goal for Leicester City.


Carney Chukwuemeka was not in the Aston Villa squad that threw away a two-goal lead to lose to Wolverhampton Wanderers  at Villa Park. The England youth international was not in the matchday 20 due to a knock.

Two second half goals from Danny Ings and John McGinn were cancelled out by Wolves’ Saiss and Coady, before Neves’ stoppage time winner for the visitors.

Nathan Tella came of the bench in the 94th minute as Southampton registered a 1-0 win over Leeds United at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Armando Broja netted the game-winning goal at minute 53 on his first Premier League start for the Saints.

In the evening kickoff, Super Eagles midfielder Frank Onyeka has been named in the starting lineup against Chelsea at Brentford Community Stadium.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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