Leon Balogun Benched For 8th Straight Game

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Brighton Hove Albion defender, Leon Aderemi Balogun looks heading for a thorny time at The Seagulls, following his eighth straight match on the bench for the side.

 

Footballllive.ng reports that, with Balogun watching from the bench at Goodison Park, Everton beat his team 3-1, and had Nigerian-born winger, Ademola Lookman on in the 68th minute.

Elsewhere in England at the weekend, Jordon Ibe came off the bench in the 74th minute, teammate and Flying Eagles star Nnamdi Oforborh was not in the 18.

Callum Wilson fired home to give the home team the lead after 11 minutes before Anthony Martial leveled the tie on 35 minutes.

Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi went the distance for the 11th successive Premier League game as Leicester City beat Cardiff City 1-0.

Kelechi Iheanacho did not play for The Foxes for the first time this season across all competitions after he was left on the bench for the entirety of the game.

At St. James’ Park, Isaac Success impressed in the 85 minutes he spent on the pitch for Watford in a 1-0 loss to Newcastle United, and there was a first appearance of the season for Italy international Stefano Okaka who came on after 77 minutes.

On 65 minutes, Ayoze Perez nodded home Ki’s free kick at the near post to give the Magpies all three points. Okaka was booked in the 84th minute and missed an easy chance to level the game in the closing minutes.

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