Image: premierleague.com

Image: premierleague.com

The English Premier League resumed on Saturday at the end of an international break which allowed league players to go and represent their countries in World Cup 2018 qualifier matches

MatchDay kicked-off at the Stamford Bridge with Chelsea crushing Champions. Leicester by 3 – 0. The two teams featured two Nigerian internationals, Victor Moses (Chelsea) and Ahmed Musa (Leicester City); both started.

The Blues went ahead in the 7th minutes after an unmarked Diego Costa volleyed home Nemanja Matic’s flick from Eden Hazard’s corner.

The lead was doubled in the 33rd minute by Eden Hazard who was involved in the first. This time Costa was the provider.

Still enjoying his best season as a Chelsea player, Victor Moses, crowned his spirited effort on the afternoon with a goal 10 minutes from time for Chelsea’s third.

Moses’ compatriot, Ahmed Musa, returned to the starting line-up for Leicester City but was substituted for Algerian International, Islam Slimani in the 67th minute.

At the Etihad Stadium, Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, was handed a starting spot as Manchester City held visiting Everton to a 1 – 1 draw.

Iheanacho  was substituted for Sergio Aguero in the 56th minute in a match where the City failed to convert two opportunities from the spot.

At the Emirates Stadium in North London, Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi was in action for 68 minutes in Arsenal’s 3 – 2 win against Swansea.

The Gunners came under intense pressure towards the last 25 minutes of the match after Swansea reduced the tally to within a goal of Arsenal’s.

The biggest victory of Saturday was at the Vitality Stadium where AFC Bournemouth spanked struggling Hull City by 6 – 1.

Stokes City compounded the woes of David Moyes at Sunderland FC as his men went down 0-2 at the Britannia Stadium.

Full Results

Chelsea 3 – 0 Leicester City

AFC Bournemouth 6 – 1 Hull City

Arsenal 3 – 2 Swansea City

Manchester City 1 – 1 Everton

Stoke City 2 – 0 Sunderland

West Bromwich Albion 1 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur

Crystal Palace 0 – 1 West Ham United

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Author: Timilehin Boyinde

Oluwatimilehin Boyinde is a research writer and a social media strategist. A public affairs analyst, he writes about history, politics, sports, life matters and technology. He is passionate about happenings in Local and international political arenas. He is an avid Manchester United fan and an unapologetic Nigerian.