On Saturday, in Round seven of the Premiership, eight matches were played in total. A few of the Super Eagles stars had great performances for their respective clubs.
Arsenal played Watford at the Emirates Stadium. Alex Iwobi didn’t start for the Gunners but came in for Aaron Ramsey in the 63rd minutes to have a great impact on the game. Arsenal took the lead after a cross by Iwobi was diverted into the net via a Craig Cathart own goal. The Nigerian striker brought the energy Arsenal needed in the second half to break down Watford. He was also involved in the action which saw Mesut Özil score the second goal securing the Gunners win.
After the game, Alex Iwobi was highly rated by the media outlets for his role coming off the bench. Most of them rated his performance as a 7 out of 10, some even 8 out 10, talking about how he deserves to be in the starting eleven for manager Unai Emery’s side. Nigerian head coach Gernot Rohr will be pleased the striker’s game this weekend ahead of announcing his provisional list of players for the upcoming game against Libya two weeks from now.
Leicester City travelled to Newcastle this weekend to take on the home side. Starting for Leicester were both Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and striker Kelechi Iheanacho. The Foxes managed to secure their second win in succession in the Premier League beating the Magpies 2:0 with goals from Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire. Ndidi did well in the blocking role throughout the match and was one of the best-rated players for Leicester after the match. Iheanacho didn’t have much luck with chances in this match but otherwise did well.
In the late kick-off top of the table Premiership clash between Chelsea and Liverpool, their second encounter in as many as four days, an interesting game took place in front of the Stamford Bridge crowd who witnessed two brilliant goals. Eden Hazard scored a great goal receiving a pass on the left and sliding the ball past Allison Becker in goal for Liverpool to give Chelsea the lead. But Liverpool never gave up and Daniel Sturridge levelled the game with a stunning kick from outside the box lobbing the Chelsea goalkeeper and slotting the ball in the upper right-hand corner of the goal to earn a point for Liverpool and keep them still undefeated this season. Victor Moses, recently retired from the Super Eagles squad, came off the bench in the second half and performed his task well.