EPL Roundup: Balogun Starts In Brighton Defeat; Iwobi Subbed On For Victors Arsenal

EPL Roundup: Balogun Starts In Brighton Defeat; Iwobi Subbed On For Victors Arsenal

Leon Balogun made his second start for Brighton Hove Albion who suffered a 1-0 loss away to Burnley in an EPL match at Turf Moor on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The game was Balogun’s fifth appearance this season for the Seagulls.

It was Brighton’s first defeat in ten meetings against Burnley.

James Tarkowski grabbed the only goal of the encounter in the 40th minute.

Alex Iwobi made his fourth substitute appearance for Arsenal, coming on for Stephan Lichtsteiner at halftime in the Gunners’ 1-0 home win over Huddersfield Town at the Emirates Stadium.

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Lucas Torreira scored a superb volley seven minutes from time to make it 21 games unbeaten for the Gunners this season in all competitions.

It was his 13th appearance in the EPL this season scoring just once.

At Old Trafford, Manchester United recorded their first win in two months trouncing ten man relegation battlers Fulham 4-1 in another Premier League game on Saturday.

First half goals from Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku gave Manchester United a 3-0 lead into the break. Aboubakar Kamara converted a spot kick for Fulham in the 67th minute after he was fouled by Ander Herrera in the box.

Andre Zambo Anguissa was sent off in the 68th minute of the encounter for a second bookable offence.

Marcus Rashford scored the fourth goal for United eight minutes from time to secure a seventh win of the season for Manchester United.

The win sees Jose Mourinho’s men move up to sixth in the EPL standings. Manchester United move to sixth place in the EPL standings.

At the Olympic stadium in London, West Ham made it three wins on the bounce coming from a goal down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2.

James McArthur scored a sixth-minute opener for Palace but the Hammers fought back with goes from Robert Snodgrass, Javier Hernandez and
Felipe Anderson gave Manuel Pellegrini’s men a 3-1 lead.

Jeffrey Schlupp reduced the deficit with a thumping header but West Hame held on to their lead for a famous victory.

At the Liberty Stadium, Cardiff City defeated Southampton 1-0 in another EPL match day 16 match on Saturday.

By Johnny Edward

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