A round-up of Nigerian players who were in action for their respective clubsides in the English Premier League on Monday, January 1.
Nigerian players with dual nationalities that have turned out competitively for the senior national teams of other countries have been omitted.
Brighton & Hoves and Bournemouth shared the spoils in a thrilling 2-2 encounter at the Amex Stadium, with young Nigerian target Jordon Ibe putting in a full shift for the Cherries.
The 22-year old set up Steve Cook in the 33rd minute for one of his side’s efforts while Anthony Knockaert, Garry Murray and Callum Wilson got the other goals.
At Burnley’s Turf Moor, Ragnar Klavan struck at the death to ensure Liverpool bagged all three points in a 2-1 turnout, with Icelandic attacker, Johan Berg Gudmundsson and Sadio Mane getting in among the goals.
Dominic Solanke was in action for Merseyside Reds for the entire duration of the game, teammate Ovie Ejaria was not involved.
Over to the King power stadium, Leicester City returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town, with Algerian internationals Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani notching the first two goals before Mark Albrighton rounded off the emphatic win.
Super Eagle Wilfred Ndidi logged the full duration of the game for the Foxes while Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute for the hosts.
Ahmed Musa was not named in the match day squad for Claude Puel’s side.
In the late kickoff at Old Trafford, there would be no debuts for promising Nigerian duo of Matthew Olosunde and Tosin Kehinde who were not in the Red Devils traveling party to face Everton while England U21 star Ademola Lookman was not included in the Toffees matchday squad.
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