Super Eagles Watch; Smiles for Victor Moses as Musa and Ndidi weep.

By Sammy Omaenikun

You're welcome to Super Eagles Watch the first edition for the year, yes it's coming late I apologise for that....

Now it's time to delve into the performance of Nigerian players around Europe as Victor Moses and Chelsea look unstoppable and Kelechi Iheanacho can't find his way out of the wilderness.

And before I forget HAPPY NEW YEAR

ENGLAND

Victor Moses was on display as Chelsea saw off an out of colour Arsenal side, Moses was taken off in the 88th minute.

Meanwhile in the same game midfielder Alex Iwobi was on for 90 minutes for the Gunners. The game ended Chelsea 3 Arsenal 1.

Isaac Success was brought on for Watford in the 81st minute as he replaced Mbaye Niang with his team already in the lead.

The game finished Watford 2 Burnley 1.

Ademola Lookman was handed his first English Premier League start for Everton who edged AFC Bournemouth 6-3 at Goodision Park.

It was unfortunate as both Nigerian players Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi started for Leicester City but both were unable to stop them from losing 3 nil to Manchester United.

Musa was taken off at the half way mark while Ndidi played the entire game.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Sone Aluko played for 78 minutes in Fulham’s 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City and was replaced by Gohi Bi Cyriac.

Aluko has played 28 games, scoring four goals.

Carl Ikeme returned to Wolverhampton Wanderers’ goal but conceded twice as the Wolves lost 2-1 to Burton Albion.

It was his 23rd appearance for the 18th placed team in the Championship division in England.

His compatriot, Bright Enobakhare was introduced in the 65th minute for George Saville.

Enobakhare has featured in nine games for Wolves this season.

ITALY

Joel Obi was a 69th minute substitute for Torino as they played out a one all draw with Empoli.

Obi picked up a yellow card in the 86minute for his troubles.

BELGIUM

Henry Onyekuru played all 90 minutes and fired blanks for Eupen who lost 2-1 at home to Waasland-Beveren on Saturday.

Christian Osaguoana made his second appearance for KV Mechelen who lost 2-0 to Oostende.

Joseph Akpala was in action for Michelle for ten minutes.

Osaguoana came on for Yohan Croizet in the 72nd minute, while Akpala came on for Nany Dimata for his sixth appearance.

TURKEY

Godfrey Oboabona made his third Turkish Cup appearance for Rizespor who defeated Sanliurfaspor 2-1.

Bright Edomwonyi was an unused substitute while new signing, Nosa Igiebor was not listed.

BELGIUM
Moses Simon played for 83 minutes as Gent held out for a one all draw with Zulte-Waregem away from home.

Fellow Nigerian William Troost-Ekong was an unused substitute for Gent.

Henry Chukwuemeka Onyekuru and Anthony Bassey were on from start to finish but could do nothing to prevent their team AS Ripen from losing two nil to Waasland-Beveren.

GREECE

Brown Ideye and Olympiacos continued their fine form in the Greek Super league as they thrashed Iraklis 3 nil to send them 13 points clear on top of the log.

Ideye featured for 90 minutes but failed to get his name on the score sheet.


That's all folks till next weekend stay sporty.
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