Ighalo, Iwobi, Awaziem In Action; Troost-Ekong Benched As Eagles Fly In Europe
By Our Correspondent
Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo saw 14 minutes of action as UEFA Champions League chasing Manchester United defeated relegation battles Aston Villa on Thursday, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
The former Watford player made history with the Red Devils as they won 3-0 against Villa
Ighalo replaced Anthony Martial in the 79th minute but he was unable to replicate his goal scoring prowess in the FA Cup quarterfinal
The win means Manchester United are the first team in Premier League history to win four consecutive games by a margin of three plus goals.
It could be recalled that the former EPL champions have now defeated Sheffield United, Brighton 0-3 each, trashed Bournemouth 5-2 before recording another 3-0 scoreline against Aston Villa
Bruno Fernandes got the first goal on 27 minutes from the penalty spot before Mason Greenwood doubled their lead in the 45th minute.
Paul Pogba added the third and last goal for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side in the 58 minute to consolidate the club’s UEFA Champions league hope.
Despite the result, Ole Gunner’s lads still occupy fifth position with 58 points but are now just two points behind 3rd placed Chelsea.
Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi was substituted in the early minutes of second half at Goodison Park, as Everton drew 1-1 against Southampton.
The draw came as a setback to the Carlo Anceloti wads who lost 1-0 to Tottenham on Monday.
Danny Ings gave Southampton the lead in the 31st minute before Richarlison equalised for Everton two minutes before the end of the first half.
Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong was an unused substitute in Udinese’s 3-0 win against SPAL in the Italian League, In the Serie A.
Rodrigo De Paul, Stefano Okaka and Kevin Lasagna scored the three goals on 18th, 35th and 81st minutes of the encounter in that border.
The victory took Udinese up to 14th position with 35 points.
Chidozie Awaziem was subbed on as relegation threatened Leganes continued their unimpressive performance since the restart of the La Liga after they held Eibar to a 0-0 away
However, Awaziem’s club and national team teammate, Kenneth Omeruo was not in action in the game which outcome did not do Leganes any favours in their quest to avoid relegation.
Awaziem was introduced with just one minutes left to play in the encounter.
With three games left in the league, Leganes remain in the relegation zone in 19th position on 29 points.
Their final three league games of the season are against Valencia, Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid