—Ideye, Anichebe Dropped Again; Oshaniwa Starts In Hearts Win
By Johnny Edward:
Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo made his first English Premier League start for Watford in their goalless draw at home to West Brom who didn't feature either of Brown Ideye and Victor Anichebe at Vicarage Road.
Ighalo who bagged his first goal in the EPL against Everton has made two appearances.
In the English Championship, former Reading midfielder Hope Akpan made his debut for Blackburn when he came on as a 60th minute substitute in their 1-1 draw away at Huddersfield Town. Akpan replaced Danny Guthrie.
In Germany, Anthony Ujah failed to live up to his pre-season form for Werder Bremen in their Bundesliga opener at home to Schalke who handed out 3-0 defeat to them.
Also for Leon Balogun it was a debut to forget as he ended on the losing side with FC Mainz after Ingolstadt shocked their hosts with a 1-0 win.
Balogun replaced Pierre Bengtsson with five minutes left to play in his first Bundesliga game for the club.
In Scotland Efe Ambrose was left out of the Celtic squad that defeated Inverness CT 4-2 on Saturday.
Juwon Oshaniwa was on from start to finish for his third match for Hearts who secured their second win of the season with a 2-1 win away at Ross County.
In Austria, former national U-20 star Kayode Olanrewaju scored a brace for Austria Wien who walloped Mattersburg 5-1.
The striker restored his side's lead in the 42nd minute after Karim Onisiwo had levelled scores for the visitors. Olanrewaju then completed the victory in the 90th minute of the encounter.