Round-Up of African Players’ Performance In The EPL
An overview of the performance of African players in the Premier League over the weekend.
Ivory Coast’s Serge Aurirer was only considered vital for inclusion in the London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham with the former running victorious on 3-2.
Elsewhere at the Selhurst Park, Algeria’s Nabil Bentaleb got booked but it was Senegal’s Cheikh Kouyate, Ghana’s Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha who contributed in stealing the points for Crystal Palace against Newcastle United.
In another EPL encounter, Mali’s Yves Bissouma got a rare start for Brighton as they tied Sheffield United 1-1 at Bram Lane.
Mbwana Samatta led the attack for a faltering Aston Villa along with Zimbabwe’s Nakamba as Egypt’s Mahmoud Trezeguet came off the bench. However, Mali’s Moussa Djenepo and Southampton made away with the points, wrapping up the fixture 2-0.
Switching to the King Power Stadium, Riyad Mahrez turned provider to the Gabriel Jesus’ goal that would haunt his erstwhile employers as Manchester City battled past a hard-fighting Leicester City that had Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho in partnership with Jamie Vardy.
Senegal’s Ismaila Sarr was rested to the bench before being thrown in the mix in the 69th minute but it couldn’t avert a 3-0 whopping from Manchester United.
New signing and Nigeria’s Ighalo had a ten-minute run.