Ighalo, Moses Light Up EPL | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe

SPORT

Ighalo, Moses Light Up EPL

Posted: Sep 20, 2015 at 12:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Two Super Eagles strikers, Odion Ighalo and Victor Moses were on target for their various clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Moses and Ighalo

Moses and Ighalo

These players have been recalled by Coach Sunday Oliseh for Super Eagles two friendly games next month in Brussels

While Ighalo’s brace was what Watford needed to beat Newcastle and earned the three points, Moses scored the first goal against Manchester City in the season.

Ighalo, who earned a recall to the national team for next month’s friendly matches against Congo and Cameroun in Belgium opened scoring in the 10th minute and doubled his lead 18 minutes later. It was Ighalo’s sixth appearance this season.

Prior to the match against West Ham, City has not conceded a goal in its first five matches of the league, and scoring 11 in the process. 

But on Saturday all that ended as Moses unleashed a right footer at the edge of the area with just six minutes played to live Joe Hart wondering.

Ighalo, who has now scored 20 goals in 24 league games in 2015, beat Tim Krul at the near post for his first. The striker then took Troy Deeney’s pass to round Krul before the break.

At Stamford Bridge MIkel Obi made a cameo appearance for Chelsea which defeated nine-man Arsenal 2-0. Mikel, who has made three appearances this season replaced Cesc Fabregas in the 90th minute.

At Villa Park, Victor Anichebe was not listed for West Brom which defeated Aston Villa 1-0. Anichebe has featured once this season.

Sone ALuko made his seventh appearance for Hull City which drew 1-1 at home to Queens Park Rangers. He was replaced by Shaun Maloney in the 68th minute of the draw.

Sammy Ameobi could only earn himself a yellow card in his fifth start for Cardiff City which lost 2-1 to Rotherham United.

In Germany, Anthony Ujah failed to add to his two goals in the Bundesliga for Werder Bremen which lost 1-0 to Ingolstadt at the Weser-Stadion.

In Turkey Godfdrey Oboabona scored his first goal of the season for Rizespor in their 5-1 spanking of Antalyaspor.