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How Africans Fared in English Premier League this Weekend

A look at the performance of African players in the Premier League.

DR Congo’s Arthur Masuaku made his seventh start for West Ham United but had to be hauled off in the 69th minute as they lost to Sheffield United.

Aubameyang grabbed his fourteenth goal of the season by scoring Arsenal’s opener in the 1-1 draw to Crystal Palace before getting sent off in the 67th minute. Ghana’s Jordan Ayew got the equaliser for Palace. Wilfried Zaha and Nicolas Pepe all for featured the engaging teams.

At the Goodison Park, Everton fielded no African while Mali’s Yves Bissouma was rested on the bench by Brighton in their loss to The Toffees.

Morocco’s Soufiane Boufal was only considered good enough without minutes while Guinea’s Djenepo Moussa joined the fray ten minutes from time as Southampton shocked Leicester City with goals from striker Danny Ings and Amstrong.

Kelechi Iheanacho was ordered in, in a rescue attempt by gaffer Rodgers. However, the Nigerian couldn’t prevent the upset.

There certainly was no African in Manchester United’s 4-0 battering of Norwich City.

Roman Saiss is a regular for Wolverhampton and got his craving in the lineup as they tied Newcastle United 1-1 at the Molineux Stadium.

Fresh from scooping Africa’s best player prize, Sadio Mane was back in the fold for Liverpool but Firmino was the go-to-guy, grabbing the sole goal having been fed by Egypt’s Mohamed Salah to down Mourinho’s Spurs.

Elsewhere, Senegal’s Ismaila Sarr turned provider for Ducoure’s opening goal for Watford as they jilted AFC Bournemouth 3-0 to move little above the drop.

At the Villa Park, Manchester City made a light work of Aston Villa with Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez scoring twice in a final 6-1 demolition.

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