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Nigerians in English Premier League


Hull City 2-0 Manchester City

Sonie Aluko was a 46th minute substitute for Maynor Figueroa as his team went down to the Citizens at home despite Manchester City playing 80 minutes of the game with 10 men after Vincent Kompany was shown a red card in the 10th minute.

Sonie Aluko only returned to action this year after a lengthy spell on the sidelines. He will be hoping his performance will catch the eye of Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi and wriggle his way into Nigeria’s World Cup squad.

Fulham 1-0 Newcastle United

Shola Ameobi came on in place of Pappis Cisse for the remaining 19 minutes at Craven Cottage as Newcastle succumbed to the team rooted at the bottom of the league table. His younger brother, Sammy did not make the squad for the game

Southampton 4-2 Norwich

Erstwhile captain of Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo played all 90 minutes for Norwich at Saint Mary’s stadium but he couldn’t stop the likes of Lambert and Rodriguez from heaping misery on his team.

Stoke City 3-1 West Ham

Osaze Odemwingie scored a brace in the win against West Ham on Saturday. He scored his first in the 32nd minute before grabbing the second 47 minutes later. He played all 90 minutes of the game.

Swansea 1-2 West Brom

Victor Anichebe played 89 minutes of the game as West Brom fight for their stay in the English Premier League. The striker, who is on self-imposed International exile, was replaced by 20 year-old Liam O’Neill.

Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea

John Mikel Obi was on the bench for the duration of the game. He hasn’t played much since Chelsea re-signed Nemanja Matic from Benfica in January. There are rumours he may leave Chelsea at the end of the season.

Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

Victor Moses is having a torrid time at Liverpool and spent another game on the bench as his team ran riot at Old Trafford. Moses has seen chances had to come by after falling down the pecking order behind Raheem Sterling and Phillipe Coutinho. Steven Gerrard scored twice from the spot before missing a third. Luis Suarez made sure of the points with the third goal of the game.


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Arinze Ude

Arinze Ude is a PhD Student at the University of the West of England Bristol, UK, where he's exploring on the mechanisms of donor cell leukaemia. He shares his deep thoughts on his blog and the Naked Convos. He is keen to promote personal development of the Nigerian youth via thought-provoking articles.

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