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2 Nigerian players were the men who made the difference for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Odion Ighalo who joined the EPL this season with the newly promoted Watford FC, sent in a 59 minute goal to save the day and stop Swansea from leaving the match with at least a point. 

The Nigerian International had a first chance earlier in the game but shot wide from six yard.

In the match between table toppers, Manchester City and Crystal Palace, it took another Nigerian player to make the difference. Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal, apart from being his first in the Premiership, came with more drama.

Manchester City had exhausted all its efforts in keeping the 100% victory record for the season in tact at the end of the regulation time when Iheanacho replaced Wilfried Bony. The young lad had only been on the pitch for barely one minute when out of nothing specific, it came to him to lift the team and he did not disappoint.

On a day more established strikers did not deliver, yet to be celebrated Kelechi Iheanacho did it for the club.

The flip side of Saturday’s matches was Chelsea’s trashing by Everton. Mikel Obi made a rare start but could not do much as the defending Champions went two goals down in the first half. 

In the second 45 minutes, Jose Mourinho could not keep Mikel till the end leading to his substitution before the match ended at 3 -1in favour of Everton.

With Saturday’s results, Chelsea has lost two consecutive matches this season making the job of defending the title more difficult.


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