Premier League Round 14: Saturday review

In this round, one Premier League match was played on Friday, six in total on Saturday and three have been scheduled for Sunday. On Saturday and the first day of December, a few Super Eagles were in action as were some other players of Nigerian descent.

In Huddersfield, at the John Smith’s Stadium, The Terriers hosted The Seagulls from Brighton. Philip Billing started the game for Huddersfield and played the full 90 minutes. His team came sprinting out of the gates, taking the lead in the first minute through Mathias Jorgensen. But, after some back and forth play, Steve Mounié was sent off in the 32nd minute as Huddersfield went down to ten men.

Brighton managed to get their equalizer in the 4th minute of time added on in the first half. Shane Duffy was the scorer. The teams went into the break tied at 1:1.

In the second half, The Terriers tried to defend but they finally succumbed in the 69th minute to a Florin Andone goal. After a long spell on the bench, Leon Balogun came in with 12 minutes to go. He got himself booked four minutes later and was lucky not to be sent off just short of the final whistle. The Seagulls held on until the end for an important 2:1 away win.

Isaac Success (www.premierleague.com)

Isaac Success (www.premierleague.com)

Brighton moved up two places after their first win in four matches, while Huddersfield stay one point off the relegation zone with their first defeat in four games.

At the King Power Stadium, Leicester City stretched their unbeaten run in the Premiership to five games by beating Watford 2:0. Wilfred Ndidi, the Super Eagles midfielder, started the match for the Foxes while on the other side, Isaac Success Ajayi, the Super Eagles prospective striker, started in attack for the Hornets.

Leicester finished the job in the first half with a Jamie Vardy goal from a penalty in the 12th and a James Maddison strike in the 23rd minute. Success did have a wonderful chance in and around the 35th minute to pull one back for the Hornets but shot over the bar.

Watford tried to get back into the game in the second half but weren’t successful. Kelechi Iheanacho, another Eagles striker, came onto the pitch in the 72nd minute and was the player fouled in the 90th minute, when Etienne Capoue was sent off for Watford, to add salt to the wound.

Watford are, after this game, four matches without a win, with just a single goal scored. With Manchester United losing points to Southampton, The Foxes are now just a point behind them and in the hunt.

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