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Iwobi, Moses Sparkle As Arsenal Send Wenger Off In Style, Chelsea Edge Liverpool

Iwobi, Moses Sparkle As Arsenal Send Wenger Off In Style, Chelsea Edge Liverpool

By Johnny Edward:                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Victor Moses provided an assist on his 24th English Premier League start for Chelsea this season as they defeated Liverpool 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to boost their chances of a top four finish, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The win moved Chelsea, with 69 points, to within three points of third-placed Liverpool and two behind Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool have only one game left while Chelsea and Spurs each have two.

Oliver Giroud put Chelsea in front, heading in Moses’ fine cross from the right flank in the 32nd minute. It was Giroud’s third league goal in 11 appearances for Chelsea since he joined the club from Arsenal in January and his fifth goal in his last six EPL starts against Liverpool.

It was Moses’ third assist this season.

At the start of the second half, Chelsea raced out and they were unlucky not to have doubled their lead as Antonio Rudiger’s goal in the 57th minute was correctly ruled out for offside.

Liverpool continued to press for the equaliser but could not break down the Chelsea’s defence, succumbing to a third defeat in 27 games. The Reds are without a win in their last three EPL games.

Moses was cautioned by Mike Taylor in the 81st minute and seven minutes later the Nigerian international was subbed off for Davide Zappacosta.

At the Emirates, Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi ended his nine-game goal drought in the EPL when he scored Arsenal’s fourth goal in their 5-0 drubbing of Burnley on Arsene Wenger’s last game in charge of the club at the Emirates Stadium also on Sunday.

Iwobi, making his 20th start of the English Premier League season for Arsenal in the win, last scored a goal against Crystal Palace on the 20th of January.

Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in the 14th and 45th minutes gave the Gunners a two-goal lead into the break.

Sead Kolasinac made it 3-0 in the 54th minute, firing in a shot from a tight corner after good work from Jack Wilshere.

Iwobi made it 4-0 in the 64th minute when he rifled in a shot into roof of the net before Aubameyang made it 5-0 for the Gunners who moved six points ahead of the Clarets.

COMMENTS

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  • PapaFem 6 months ago

    I was impressed with Mosses and Iwobi today. I want to suggest that Genot Rohr looks at Iwobi more closely from playmaking position. Obi can play farther afield bit I want too see him play in that position. Hes the most skilful player in that team. If the coach can talk to him to cut down on his excesses and gets more serious, he can be a real asset to that team. Has anyone noticed how he wriggles through tight situations and lay passes into space for his team mates. His confidence on the ball is a top notch and likes taking on his markers. I will like to see more of him in that position .

  • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

    Who says we don’t have top class talents? Moses is undoubtedly one of Africa’s best players at the moment and Alexander the great is gradually coming out of the shadows of his great uncle. What a strike!!! Every single Arsenal goal today came through him. You’re right Papafem I think Iwobi is that number 10 the SuperEagles have been missing for a very long time. With Mikel and hopefully Ndidi get fit for the Mundial the SuperEagles will be battle ready. We have a top class Arsenal player and a world-class Chelsea superstar so how is these SuperEagles an average team? As some have insinuated. Of course Croatia have Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Kovasic and Madsukic all kic kic in there team, but we have Moses, Iwobi, General Mikel, A fit Obi and Ndidi I’m sure my SuperEagles will take flight. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLES INTO THE FUTURE#

  • Well done guys; more greese to your elbows.

    I am so happy that Super Eagles fans have tremendous faith in the current team members and elevate them as high as world class status.

    The beauty of it is that everyone is free to set their bar of what world class is as high as they see fit.

    For me, the bulk of the team are made up of average players with the potential to raise their game and defeat any team in the world on a good day.

    Coach Rohr was quoted recently stating that Croatia are favourites to defeat Nigeria – this is true on paper but the current Super Eagles are capable of above average performances as Moses and co showed over the weekend

    • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

      With the exception of Brazil, Germany and Spain the bulk of most teams going to the Mundial are made up of average players with a sprinkle of top class or world class talents here and there. Moses, Mikel, Ndidi, Iwobi including Kelechi are all top class talents Mikel and Moses in particular have proven that over many years wether anyone have a problem with that or not I can careless. Iwobi scored the goal that took us to Russia. He’s one of the top 20 under 23 talents in the world in the same class as Sane of mancity. Anyone can argue with opta if Sane is not a world-class talent going forward. Alexander the great has the potential to be world-class. Now he’s a top class talents IMHO. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO THE FUTURE#

  • What a performance @Iwobi to sent forth the man who gave him his breakthrough at Arsenal. Moses performance too was a spot on.

  • Abdul andah 6 months ago

    Iwobi is the key figure in the super eagles no. 10 role along with midfield general Mikel obi. He has sublime passes on his feet. You can’t easily disposes him off the ball. What I have just noticed as his weakness being a footballer is that he sometimes gets tired after 75mins. But that can be managed with rigorous training.
    If standing 4 like ndidi’s marking abilities marks for him he will thrive and thrive very well along with midfield maestro Mikel a bit behind him.
    Iwobi should be listed as a midfielder and not an attacker while going to the world cup.
    I hope GR is watching and observing what I had long observed Sha.
    His real wing is diamond 10 and not 7 or 11.

  • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

    Any team that qualify for the WorldCup is not an average team including Panama that took the ticket away from the USA who have never missed a WorldCup since Mexico 86. Chile won back to back COPA AMERICA yet they failed to qualify ahead of Peru that had not been to the Mundial for God knows when. Peru defeated a star studded Croatian team in March. A team that took the ticket away from African champions Cameroon and a top team like Algeria is not an average team. Not many team going to the Mundial have players in Arsenal and Chelsea. Iwobi and Moses are not world-class, but Ogu and Agu are top class in Israel and Turkey LMAO!!!

    • Is it the same Alex Iwobi who is part of an Arsenal side which fans refuse to go to the stadium to watch, the same Arsenal struggling with Burnley to secure a losers Cup slot (Europe league) next season? The same Iwobi who always gets heavily criticised by Arsenal fans – live and in online blogs (and even Super Eagles fans on occasions) The present Arsenal side is seen as a pitiful shadow of the Kanu-era Arsenal and many of their fans beleive that on a good day, the likes of El Nanny, Kolacinac and even Iwobi will not make a decent Arsenal team. Many of their fans I speak to regard this Arsenal side as a failure.

      Victor Moses, did he show up in the world cup 4 years ago? His only noteworthy contribution was the goal line clearance against France. Michael Babatunde played much better than him. Victor Moses who Liverpool fans remember as a mega flop! He went on several loan moves and none of the clubs move to sign him permanetly. His big break came when he agreed to be converted to a less glamorous position of wingback in Chelsea.

      For all I said, I am a massive fan of both Moses and Iwobi and believe that they are capable of brilliant outings. They are professional, talented and highly skillful footballers.

      Overall, my bar for calling players world class or top quality is very high and I can back up my assertion.

      I really care less whether you or anybody agrees with me. We are all entitled to our points of view

      • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

        Me I don talk my own. The last time I checked Iwobi is Africa’s young player of the year, Moses is Nigeria player of the year. Everyone is entitled to their opinion even they think Nwakaeme, Ogu, Agu are their world-class players LMAO!!!

        • Only players who play in the English Premier league are worth inviting to the national team according to some people!!!!

          With all the premier league players on the pitch, a local based Sunday Mba scored the winning goals in the quarter finals and final of the 2013 Afcon.

          Na only premier league players sabi…..

          A beg go sit down..

          • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

            Hmmmmmm. You must be incredibly wise and smart to want an Arsenal player and a Chelsea player to stay home for a player in the Isreali and Turkish league. LMAO!!!!

        • Time and time again, you keep missing my point!

          I am all for giving players everywhere the chance to prove themselves.

          All I have said is if any star player like Ndidi is injured we have ample cover.

          Mate, I am not a sports analyst so if you think my views are stupid , you are well entitled to do so.

          • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

            You just continue to contradict yourself. LMAO!!! Old age is telling already.

          • Engaging in a conversation with you is similar to trying to drain water from an empty barrel…..

          • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

            You only come here to spew opanta. No one is as dumb as you are

        • Ohhh, I am all shook up….

          No one is as dumb as I am; I hear you, oga Professor.

          Chief Sentimental Perspective.

          Oga Sir, you too much.

          OLODO

          • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

            Yes oooo. Emi na ni mi tobee! Coming here to mislead people with lies and frivolities. We’re smarter than that ogbeni. You can only mislead those who are as dumb as you not me Ayphillydegreat.

        • Of course, indeed you are smarter.

          Your wisdom has found you out.

          OLODO.

          You haven’t heard the last of me.

          In the words of the immortal Arnold S. “I’ll be back!”

          • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

            You will meet me here. Dumb old boy.

  • Dumb old boy; pe le mindless wise old man.

    Omo ale.

    Waste of space.