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Success Subbed On As Iwobi Bags 11th EPL Assist In Arsenal Win Vs Wartford; Iheanacho, Ndidi Star In Leicester Win; Balogun Benched

Success Subbed On As Iwobi Bags 11th EPL Assist In Arsenal Win Vs Wartford; Iheanacho, Ndidi Star In Leicester Win; Balogun Benched

By Johnny Edward:
Alex Iwobi made his 11th EPL assist for Arsenal who recorded their fifth straight win defeating Watford 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

An own goal from Craig Cathcart and a close-range strike from Mesut Ozil secured a fourth successive EPL win of the season for the Gunners.

After a goalless first half, the Nigeria international, Iwobi came on for Aaron Ramsey in the 63th minute and his cross from the right flanks was turned in Craig Cathcart for the Gunners’ opener.

Mesut Ozil sealed the win seven minutes from time.

Isaac Success came on for Andre Gray in the 72th minute for Watford. It was his seventh substitute appearance for the Hornets this season.

At the John Smith Stadium, in Huddersfield, Tottenham Hotspur defeated Huddersfield Town 2-0.

A brace from Harry Kane secured a brilliant win for Spurs.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a brace while Cenk Tosun added a third as Everton defeated Fulham 3-0 at Goodison Park in Merseyside.

At the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, a goal in each half from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero handed Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion who Left Leon Balogun on the bench for a third consecutive game.

Balogun has made two appearances for the Seagulls this season.

At St James Park, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi were handed another start for Leicester City who defeated Newcastle United 2-0. The pair played the entire duration of the encounter.

Jamie Vardy scored from the spot to hand the Foxes the lead after 30 minutes and in the second half, Harry Maguire sealed the win for the Claude Puel’s side in the 73rd minute.

At the Molineaux stadium, Southampton suffered a successive defeat, losing at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Late goals from Ivan Cavaleiro and Jonny Castro secured maximum points for Nuno Espirito side.

COMMENTS

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  • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

    Isaac success is in a good form of a late and almost found the back of the net if not for the bar. He deserves a call up and not just that but an appearance because coach is good at benching good and inform players!

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 2 months ago

    Rohr has a tendency to bench our good plays. Remember how he failed woefully to use Iwobi effectively in Russia. Lets see what he brings to the table next week against Libya.

    • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

      True talk the manner at which he used iwobi can even make the lad ignore future invitation I was really pissed!

      • I must say my respect for Rohr reached an all-time low in Russia. I’m just getting over the disappointment. Right now I don’t know where to place him, but I can just perceive streaks of deliberate betrayals in his actions. I hope I’m wrong.

  • abdulrahman 2 months ago

    Is it his 11th assist this season?

  • Abdul andah 2 months ago

    Rohr should always allow iwobi to operate from 10.thats where iwobi will enjoy his game with more impact to the team forward and the team wingers…iwobi has that killer and sublime passes. He will surely dovetail the midfield with skills and artistry..
    I don’t know why gernot Rohr can’t spot what we the (fans) can see. At least we have better wingers than iwobi currently in likes of Samuel Kalu, onyekuru Henry, Simon moses and Ahmed musa.
    While we are waiting for FIFA to clear LOOKMAN AND OJO for us.

  • it shal be wel wit nigerian and it super eagle. let put it in prayer iwobi shal play from de right position #10. and u pple shld stop callin success, cuz he wil not play u nd i knw it Except we dont have Gernot rohr. it is our super eagle let pray for ighalo to be change like APC. ED

  • Chairmanfemi 2 months ago

    @Oluwa…you are just spot on for me. Let all pray for Ighalo to change. And as for Isaac Success, he’s not convinced anything in me that will make him deserve a call-up to the National team. At least not now. He can’t displace anybody in that attack presently. Iwobi should operate as #10 for Nigeria cuz there are too many good players in that wing position. Mikel should play ?? I don’t even know. But all I know is that he still has that great influence in the team and cannot be benched.

  • Chairmanfemi 2 months ago

    Just coming in!! I don’t know how true this is

    Exclusive – Isaac Success Makes Eagles Squad For Libya Game

    September 30, 2018

    Isaac Success has been handed a recall to the senior national team of Nigeria by coach Gernot Rohr for their upcoming back to back AFCON 2019 Qualifiers tie against Libya, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
    Success last played for Nigeria in 2017 in a friendly game against Senegal and despite impressing after coming on as a second half substitute, injuries, fitness and poor form has kept him out of the Nigerian team.

    Since the start of the season, the 21 year old has turned a corner in terms of his fitness and performance as he has been involved with Watford, although mostly as a substitute in the league but in the Carabao Cup he scored twice for them before their exit in the hands of Tottenham Hotspurs on Wednesday.

    Rohr is a big fan of the forward due to his physical attributes and ability to play on the flanks and as a top striker, a chance to stake a claim for a spot in the senior national team of Nigeria has now been handed to the forward.

    He will be in the list of players which will be released on Tuesday for next month game against group leaders Libya in Uyo and later in Tunisia, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.