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Victor Moses, Wanyama hit targets

03 November 2014, 15:30

PARIS – Victor Moses scored in Stoke City’s 2-2 draw with West Ham, and Kenyan Victor Wanyama scored a superb 35-yard goal to earn Southampton a 1-0 weekend win at Hull City in the English Premier League.

The Saints midfielder stroked a poor clearance from Eldin Jakupovic over the goalkeeper and into the net after just three minutes.

Nigerian Moses and Senegalese Mame Biram Diouf were on target for Stoke City, but West Ham United clawed back to grab a 2-2 draw.


VICTOR WANYAMA (Southampton)

The Kenya midfielder demonstrated superb alertness and excellent technique to score the only goal of the game as second-place Southampton maintained their impressive start to the league season with a 1-0 win at Hull. Home goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic's poor third-minute clearance found Wanyama who, without taking a touch, coolly stroked the ball over the head of the Hull shot-stopper and into the net from 35 yards.


A week after being accused of diving by Swansea manager Garry Monk, the Nigerian forward, on loan from Chelsea, scored his first goal of the season when he scrambled the ball over the line after Bojan Krkic's shot deflected off James Collins in the 33rd minute to put the Potters one up against West Ham.

Also read: Victor Moses in diving controversy


The Senegal striker scored his fourth goal in 11 matches when he headed in Jonathan Walters's 56th-minute cross at the Britannia Stadium. Unfortunately for Moses and Diouf, West Ham recovered to draw 2-2.

YAYA TOURE (Manchester City)

Saw plenty of action as Premier League champions City prevailed 1-0 against Manchester United in a fiery derby at Eastlands. The Ivorian might have won a penalty when Marcos Rojo clattered into him as he tried to bring down a high ball, one of several unsuccessful City appeals for a spot-kick. But, with United playing more than half the match down to 10 men after Chris Smalling was sent off, Toure started the move that led to the only goal when his superbly weighted pass found Gael Clichy, who crossed for Sergio Aguero to sweep home from 10 yards.



Despite two goals from the Algerian international, Cordoba remain without a win 10 games into their return to the top flight as they were beaten 4-2 at champions Atletico Madrid. Ghilas headed home expertly to bring the visitors level at 1-1 and doubled his tally for the afternoon by smashing home a consolation goal three minutes from time.


Feghouli was handed a rare start since his starring role for Algeria at the World Cup and rewarded Valencia boss Nuno with two assists in his side's 3-1 win at Villarreal. Manu Trigueros turned Feghouli's cross into his own net early on and Shkodran Mustafi sealed the points with a thumping finish from another low delivery from the 24-year-old.


Burkina Faso's Zongo netted his first goal of the season away to Levante with a header from close range, but it was in vain as Almeria slumped to a 2-1 defeat.



With French midfielder Patrice Evra sidelined for 30 days through injury, Asamoah started for Juventus in the 2-0 win at Empoli which allowed the champions to go three points clear of Roma. The Ghanaian put in an aggressive performance before hobbling off with an injury on 81 minutes.


Like the rest of an inexplicably poor Roma side, Gervinho was under par throughout a 2-0 defeat to Napoli.


Babacar raised Fiorentina hopes early on with a vicious drive that hit the Sampdoria woodwork and, after Angelo Palombo gave the Genoa side the lead from the spot, the Senegalese won a penalty at the other end only for Gonzalo Rodriguez to see his effort saved by Sergio Romero. Stefan Savic scored for La Viola but Samp prevailed 3-1.



Cameroon international Moukandjo, 25, scored a superb later winner against Montpellier last week after coming off the bench and played the role of super-sub again on Friday, coming on to earn Reims a 1-1 draw at Monaco with an equaliser 10 minutes from time.


The Nigerian left-back started a Ligue 1 game for just the third time this season in the absence of first-choice Layvin Kurzawa and scored his first goal in France's top flight to put his side ahead against Reims.

MAX-ALAIN GRADEL (Saint-Etienne)

In a Saint-Etienne side struggling to score, diminutive Gradel is probably the main attacking threat just now. The Ivorian winger scored the winner against Metz last weekend and on Saturday his header earned Les Verts a 1-1 draw at Lille. It could have been better for him and his team, but he saw a late penalty saved by Nigeria star Vincent Enyeama.


A successful striker in Ligue 1 in the past with Sochaux, Malian international Maiga returned to France on loan from West Ham United in the summer. He failed to score in his first six appearances for the promoted club before starring in Saturday's 3-2 defeat of Caen, bagging a brace before winning the last-minute penalty that decided the game.



The Gabon striker provided a superb curling cross which Marco Reus converted to give Dortmund the lead at Bayern Munich before the Bavarians roared back to claim a 2-1 victory as Aubameyang's Borussia suffered a fifth-straight defeat. His right-wing sprint and cross allowed Reus to power his header past Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with 31 minutes gone. There was more bad news for Aubameyang on Sunday when his luxury Lamborghini suffered a flat tyre while he was en route to training and had to be abandoned on the side of the road.

SALOMON KALOU (Hertha Berlin)

The ex-Chelsea striker bagged his fourth goal of the season in Hertha's 3-1 defeat at Paderborn. Just before the break, the 29-year-old Ivory Coast star put in a diving header to convert a cross from Cameroon's Marcel Ndjeng to equalise.

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