Saturday’s result in the Premier League was not favourable for Nigerian players except for Isaac Success’ Watford who came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 1-2 at the Selhurst Park.
Though Success did not taste action for the first time in the Premier League this term, his teammates got the job done getting three points away from home.
In the early kickoff at the London Stadium, Nigeria international Alex Iwobi was preferred ahead of Mesut Ozil and though he tried his best, he couldn’t save the Gunners as they were beaten 1-0 by their London neighbours, West Ham.
Declan Rice’s maiden goal for West Ham in the 48th minute of the contest gave the Hammers all three points.
At the American Express Community Stadium, Mohamed Salah was the tormentor-in-chief against Brighton again and the recently crowned African Player of the Year scored the only goal that gave Liverpool a crucial 1-0 win.
While Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun featured in the reverse fixture against Liverpool, he watched proceedings from the bench this time around.
At the King Power Stadium, it was a disappointing afternoon for Leicester City after they lost 2-1 to Southampton.
At half time, the Saints were already 2-0 up thanks to goals from James Ward Prowse and Shane Long but Wilfred Ndidi pulled one back for the Foxes on 58 minutes.
The Nigeria midfielder played the full game while his compatriot, Kelechi Iheanacho was confined to bench for the entire duration of the game.
Saturday’s goal was the second of the season for Ndidi.
In the final game of the day at Stamford Bridge, Victor Moses was ‘expectedly’ missing in the Blues matchday squad for the game against Newcastle United.
It is expected that Moses will be making a move away from Chelsea in the days ahead.
Premier League Results
West Ham United 1 – 0 Arsenal
Brighton & Hove Albion 0 – 1 Liverpool
Burnley 2 – 1 Fulham
Cardiff City 0 – 0 Huddersfield Town
Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Watford
Leicester City 1 – 2 Southampton
UEFA charges Montenegro over racist chants against England
Montenegro have been charged by UEFA following allegations of racist behaviour during their Euro 2020 qualifier against England on Monday.
England star Raheem Sterling has earlier called on football’s authorities to do more to tackle racism after he and his teammates were subjected to racist abuse during England’s 5-1 Euro 2020 qualifying win in Montenegro.
“It’s 2019. I think there should be a real punishment for this.” Sterling said.
Racists chants were reportedly directed at a number of England players, with defender Danny Rose subjected to monkey chants towards the end of the match, when the Tottenham player was being shown a yellow card.
After scoring his country’s fifth goal in a resounding win in Podgorica, Montenegro’s capital, Sterling cupped his ears towards a section of the home support and later posted a picture of his celebration on Instagram with the caption: “Best way to silence the haters (yeah I mean racists).”
Super Eagles to meet Pharaoh’s of Egypt today
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Conor McGregor announces his retirement from MMA
The UFC World Champion, Conor McGregor, a former two-weight UFC world champion, has announced his retirement from MMA.
McGregor wrote on Twitter: “Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today.
“I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!”
The news comes two weeks after McGregor was arrested in south Florida for allegedly smashing and stealing a man’s phone after he tried to take a picture of the Irishman.
McGregor was charged with strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief, according to the Miami Beach Police report.
Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.
I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.
I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.
Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019
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