Football expert, Ademetan Abayomi brings you a comprehensive update on how Nigerian born players abroad performed on Saturday.
There were so many excellent performances from Nigerian born players.
Alex Iwobi once again stood tall for Arsenal by hitting a goal to help them claim a 3-0 win against Blackpool.
Victor Moses was benched by Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri in the team’s 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
Tammy Abraham look to be heading for the exit from Aston Villa as he missed the Match Day squad against Swansea City.
Leon Balogun was a real leader at the back for Brighton & Hove Albion at AFC Bournemouth.
Manchester United maintained their winning start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with goals from Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku downing Reading 2-0 in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.
Omotsone Aluko was in action for the visitors.
Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi scored for Arsenal who walloped Blackpool 3-0.
Bukayo Saka replaced Iwobi in the 86th minute.
The game a Bloomfield Road ebbed and flowed pleasingly during the opening stages, despite the surreal atmosphere caused by vast numbers of Blackpool fans continuing to boycott games at Bloomfield Road in protest against controversial owner Owen Oyston.
Joe Willock found the breakthrough and the 19-year-old midfielder’s second opportunistic strike in the 37th minute effectively ended the contest.
League One outfit Blackpool continued to press forward gamely but Iwobi completed the scoring eight minutes from time.
Chelsea came through unscathed in their game against Nottingham Forest in a game they won 2-0.
Winger Victor Moses was benched for the entirety of the clash.
Former Warri Wolves central midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo lasted the full throttle as Stoke City forced a replay with a 1-1 draw against Shrewsbury Town.
Victor Adeboyejo was a bench warmer in Barnsley’s 1-0 loss to Burnley.
Winger Ademola Lookman found the back of the net as Everton picked a 2-1 victory against League Two leaders Lincoln.
At Villa Park, Swansea thrashed hosts Aston Villa 0-3.
Striker Tammy Abraham, who is a target of at least three Premier League clubs wasn’t listed for the game and his goal scoring influence was missed by Villa.
Brighton and Hove Albion booked their place in the next round, with the Seagulls winning at top-flight rivals Bournemouth 3-1.
Leon Balogun was outstanding at central defence for the hosts.
Action in the League One also took place on Saturday, with Josh Maja failing to score for Sunderland who drew 1-1 at Charlton Athletic.
He was substituted in the 84th minute of action.
Winger Nicholas Ajose failed to climb off the bench for the homers.
David Amoo, Adebayo Azeez and Emmanuel Osadebe played their parts in Cambridge United’s 2-0 win over Stevenage in the League Two.
Former Manchester City winger Kevin Etuhu was in action for the full duration as Carlisle United edged Mansfield 3-2.
Talented enforcer James Igbekeme was at the thick of things as Real Zaragoza battled from a goal down to beat Sporting Gijon in the Spanish Segunda Division.