Nigerians Abroad: Olise assists; Iheanacho denied, Lookman, Ndidi benched vs Arsenal

Nigerians Abroad: Olise assists; Iheanacho denied, Lookman, Ndidi benched vs Arsenal


Kelechi Iheanacho forced a world-class save out of Ramsdale before he was replaced at half-time by Ademola Lookman as Leicester City suffered a 2-0 loss to Arsenal at the King Power Stadium after goals from Gabriel and Emile Smith Rowe.

Wilfred Ndidi made a Leicester City matchday squad for the first time since September 25 but was not utilized off the bench by manager Brendan Rodgers.

At Vicarage Road, Southampton managed to navigate their way in the final few minutes to earn a 1-0 success over Watford thanks to Che Adams’ brilliant strike in the 20th minute.

William Troost-Ekong put in a full shift for the Hornets, and Emmanuel Dennis was serving a one-match ban, so he wasn’t included in the matchday squad.

Southampton winger Nathan Tella watched proceedings from the bench for the entire duration of the game.

The day’s big story was Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over the reigning champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Five minutes from time, Nigeria Football Federation target Michael Olise replaced Cheikhou Kouyaté for his sixth appearance of the season.

Wilfried Zaha got the first goal for the Eagles in the sixth minute and Conor Gallagher’s second in the 88th minute, the Chelsea loanee firing home after Olise found him.

At Turf Moor, Super Eagles midfielder Frank Onyeka started and was in action for 58 minutes as Brentford suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Burnley – the Clarets first win of the campaign.

Burnley were in a comfortable lead at the interval, scoring through Chris Woods, Matthew Lowdon, and Gnaly Cornet, while Ghoddos pulled a goal back at minute 79.

Shola Shoretire was not in the Manchester United squad against Tobi Omole’s Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the evening kickoff.

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