African Players Deliver a Festivity of Performances in Game-Week 19 of the English Premier League.
Mohamed Salah assisted the first and scored the second in Liverpool’s 3-3 draw against Arsenal on Friday while Sadio Mane missed a goal scoring opportunity when he chose to use acrobatics instead of a more direct shot at goal and skied the ball upwards.
Nigerian, Alex Iwobi assisted Xhaka’s goal and a second for Arsenal.
Victor Moses and N’Golo Kante were involved in Chelsea’s goalless draw with Everton. Moses’ deliveries in the box were not met by any of the Chelsea players and he was later substituted off for Zappacosta. Idrissa Gueye handled the midfield well and gave Hazard problems. Yannick Bolaise and Oumar Niasse were unused substitutes.
The most dramatic game on Saturday afternoon was between West Ham and Newcastle United. Andre Ayew scored West Ham’s second after missing a penalty in their 2-3 loss to Newcastle. Senegal duo of Henri Saivet and Mohamed Diame scored the two goals for Newcastle and Ghanaian Christian Atsu assisted Diame’s goal before slotting in his own in the 61st minute. Chancel Mbemba from Congo also came on as a substitute in the 84th minute.
Jordan Ayew came on as a second-half substitute to salvage a point for Swansea in their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored and assisted one in Stoke City’s 3-1 win over West Brom. Egyptian Ramadan Sobhi also came off the bench to score Stoke City’s third.
Yaya Toure was an unused substitute in Manchester City’s 4-0 win against Bournemouth while Benik Afobe came on as a 72nd-minute substitute for Bournemouth.
Ivorian defender Serge Aurier was part of the Tottenham team that beat Burnley 3-0 courtesy of a Harry Kane hat-trick.
Riyad Mahrez assisted Vardy’s opener for Leicester City against Manchester United in a dramatic 2-2 draw. Wilfred Ndidi did his best to keep United’s attackers at bay. Ghanaian Daniel Amartey came on as a substitute in the 57th minute only to be sent off after 15 minutes for fouls on Ashley Young and Rashford.