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EPL Wrap: Iheanacho Full Debut, Ndidi Goes 90, Solanke Hits Bar, Success Bench, Abraham Starts

A round-up of Nigerian players that were in action for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, September 16.
Nigerian players with dual nationalities that have played competitively for the senior national teams of other countries have been omitted.

Former Flying Eagles invitee Freddie Ladapo was not in Crystal Palace line-up in their 1-0 loss to Southampton, the Eagles became the first team to lose their opening five matches in the English top-flight without scoring.

A Steven Davies strike in the sixth minute separated the two teams at the end of the contest at Selhurst Park in London.

Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho is still searching for his first goal for Leicester City after firing blanks on his full debut in their 1-1 draw with new boys Huddersfield Town at The John Smith’s Stadium.

The Foxes number eight subbed out in the 69th minute, Wilfred Ndidi put in a full shift and Ahmed Musa was not in the 18.

Depoitre opened the scoring for the home team in the 46th minute only for Jamie Vardy to level the game for Leicester City four minutes later.

It was a point apiece and a goal apiece for Liverpool and Burnley at Anfield. Whilst Ovie Ejaria didn’t make the Reds 18-man squad, Dominic Solanke came off the bench in the 78th minute.

The England U21 international hit the crossbar in the 86th minute after Salah was denied a penalty.

Burnley took the lead through Scott Arfield in the 27th minute, Liverpool responded almost immediately, scoring through Mohamed Salah on the half-hour mark.

Ex-Golden Eaglets sensation Isaac Success was a non-playing substitute in Watford’s 6-0 loss to Manchester City at The Vic.

Stefano Okaka and Tosin Adarabioyo were not included in  the Hornets and the Citizens match day squads.

A hat-trick from Sergio Aguero, plus additional tallies from Otamendi, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling secured the win for Pep Guardiola’s men.

Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham starts in attack for Swansea City against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley in the late kickoff.


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