Weekend of mixed fortunes for Super Eagles Players in Premier League

Weekend of mixed fortunes for Super Eagles Players in Premier League

It was a weekend of contracting fortunes for Super Eagles players in week 32 of the English Premier League, as some of their respective clubs recorded victories against their opponents while others ended in barren draws. Weekend of mixed fortunes for Super Eagles Players in Premier League

Kelechi Iheanacho was on the score sheet for Leicester City against Wolverhampton at King Power Stadium.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the equalizer for Leicester City in the 37th minute of the first half of the match after Matheus Cunha had given Wolverhampton an early lead in the 13th minute of the first half.

Timothy Castagne put Leicester City 2-1 ahead in the 75th minute of the second half of the match.

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi substituted Young Tielemans in the 67th minute of the second half, while Kelechi Iheanacho gave way for Nampalys Mendy in the 85th minute of the second half.

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The match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park, London, ended in a barren draw.

Super Eagles and Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi saw full action in the match alongside Super Eagles hopefuls Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise.

Frank Onyeka’s Brentford played a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at Brentford Community Stadium in London, England.

Frank Onyeka replaced Christian Norgaard in the 46th minute of the second half, while Ivan Torey gave Brentford the lead in the 65th minute of the second half of the match. Douglas Luis drew Aston Villa level at 1-1 in the 87th minute of the second half.

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At Anfield, Liverpool, England, Nottingham Forest lost narrowly to the home side after playing a 2-2 draw for 67 minutes of the match.

Egyptian international star Mohammed Salah sealed the match 3-2 for Liverpool in the 70th minute of the second half of the match.

Diogo Jota scored a brace for Liverpool’s first and second goals in the 47th and 55th minutes of the second half.

Neco Williams and Morgan Gibbs-White, respectively, scored Nottingham Forest’s first and second goals in the 51st and 67th minutes of the second half.

Super Eagles forward Taiwo Awoniyi played for 87 minutes and was later substituted by Sam Surridge, while Emmanuel Dennis substituted Felipe.

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At the end of week 32 matches, Leicester City is 17th on the English Premier League table with 28 points after 32 matches, while Wolverhampton is 13th with 34 points after 32 matches.

Crystal Palace is in 12th place with 37 points after 32 matches, and Everton is in 18th place with 28 points after 32 matches.

Brentford is 10th on the log with 44 points after 32 matches, while Aston Villa is 6th with 51 points after 32 matches.

Liverpool is 7th with 50 points after 31 matches, while Nottingham Forest is 19th with 24 points after 32 matches.

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