Premier League Round 28 review
A few days after the round 27, Premiership teams were at it again during the midweek. We’ll feature matches which Nigerian players or those of Nigerian descent played in.
Cardiff City hosted Everton at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the only goal of the first half in the 41st minute. The visitors went into the break with an advantage.
Sigurdsson scored his and Everton’s second in the 66th minute. Ademola Lookman came off the bench in the 82nd minute. There was still time for the Toffees to put a stamp on this game when Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored in the third minute of stoppage time.
Huddersfield, looking for their first win in a long time, welcomed the Wolverhampton Wanderers at the John Smith’s Stadium. Philip Billing was back in the starting line-up for the Terriers.
It was a close encounter, decided in the dying minutes of the game. After no goals in 90 minutes, Steve Mounié scored the game-winner in the first minute of stoppage time giving his team a win after three months without one.
On a run of five games without a win, Leicester City needed one badly. In this round, they played hosts to Brighton at the King Power Stadium. The Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was once again in the starting eleven for the Foxes.
The opener came from Demarai Gray in the 10th minute. Jamie Vardy scored in the 63rd minute to double the lead for Leicester. Three minutes later, Davy Propper got one back for the Seagulls, but the Foxes held on for an important win.
Kelechi Iheanacho made an appearance for Leicester off the bench for a few seconds before the final whistle. Leon Balogun wasn’t in the squad for Brighton.
Arsenal pulled off a convincing win against Bournemouth to keep the fourth place in the table. Jordon Ibe was in the starting eleven for the Cherries. Dominic Solanke wasn’t in the 18-man squad.
Mesut Özil scored as early as four minutes after kick-off to give the home side their lead. Henry Mkhitaryan added another one in the 27th minute before Lys Mousset pulled one back for the Cherries three minutes later.
The Gunners were rampant in the second half, scoring three goals. Laurent Koscielny scored a couple of minutes after the restart to make it 3:1. Alex Iwobi, after suffering a small injury in the last game, substituted Sead Kolasinac in the 57th minute.
Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang got on the score sheet in the 59th minute. Alexandre Lacazette came off the bench to score in the 78th minute and make the final score 5:1 to the Gunners.