ROUND-UP: Iwobi, Ndidi, Iheanacho Lose In EPL; Balogun, Aluko, Aina Start; Ujah Benched

ROUND-UP: Iwobi, Ndidi, Iheanacho Lose In EPL; Balogun, Aluko, Aina Start; Ujah Benched

By Johnny Edward: Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi came on as a substitute in his 17th English Premier League appearance this season for Arsenal who lost 1-0 to Tottenham at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi made his 26th start for Leicester City who lost 5-1 away to Manchester City. Ndidi was yellow carded in the 71st minute of the encounter.

His compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho replaced Ben Chilwell in the 62nd minute of the defeat. The 21-year-old Iheanacho has made 16 appearances in all competitions and has scored
five goals this season.

In the English Championship, Super Eagles defender Ola Aina played all 90 minutes for Hull City who beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 to earn a first league win in 10 matches and climb out of the relegation zone.

The game was Aina’s 28th appearance in the English Championship this season for Hull City.

Sone Aluko played all of Reading’s 2-1 loss away to Middlesbrough on Saturday. Aluko has made 29 Championship appearances this season, scoring one goals and providing four assists.

In the German Bundesliga, Nigerian striker Anthony Ujah was an unused substitute for FSV Mainz who lost 4-2 to Hoffenheim. Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun started the match and was yellow carded in the 87th minute.

Balogun has made nine appearances this season in all competitions, while Ujah who is in his second spell at the club, has made two substitute appearance.

In Turkey, Nigerian forward Aminu Umar saw 90 minutes of action for Osmanlispor who played out a 3-3 draw away to Goztepe. His compatriot, Raheem Lawal, replaced Ceyhun Gulselam at the start of the second half for his 16th appearance this season for Osmanlispor while Umar who provided an assist has made 22 appearances.

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