Paris - Kelechi Iheanacho and Arouna Kone were both on the
mark in FA Cup action in England helping their clubs, Manchester City and
Everton, into the fourth round.
In France Rachid Ghezzal of Algeria nabbed an outstanding
goal for Lyon and there was a brace for Congolese international Cedric Bakambu
for Sporting Lisbon.
KELECHI IHEANACHO (Manchester City)
Teenage Nigerian striker Iheanacho scored his fifth goal of
the season as City cruised into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win
away to Premier League rivals Norwich City. The 19-year-old scored his side's
second goal in the 31st minute, steering a shot into the bottom-right corner
from strike partner Sergio Aguero's pass.
AROUNA KONE (Everton)
Kone set Everton on their way to a routine 2-0 home victory
over fourth-tier Dagenham and Redbridge at Goodison Park. The 32-year-old
Ivorian striker broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute with a close-range header
from Bryan Ovideo's right-wing free-kick.
MUSTAPHA CARAYOL (Leeds United)
Gambian debutant Carayol opened the scoring with a
blistering strike as Leeds booked their place in round four with a 2-0 victory
over fellow Championship side Rotherham United. The winger, who recently
arrived at Elland Road on loan from Middlesbrough, sent a vicious shot crashing
into the top-right corner from the left-hand apex of the penalty area.
SOULEYMANE DOUKARA (Leeds United)
Carayol's Senegalese team-mate Doukara put the seal on
Leeds's win in the 90th minute following a defensive mix-up. As a Rotherham
defender attempted to shepherd the ball back to goalkeeper Lee Camp, Doukara
stole in to nick the ball before rolling it into an empty net.
RACHID GHEZZAL (Lyon)
The Algerian winger scored the second goal in Lyon's 4-1
thumping of Troyes which opened the club's new 59,000-seater stadium. The
23-year-old Ghezzal swivelled inside the area and struck a sweet left-footed
effort beyond goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni.
JOHN TSHIBUMBU (Gazelec Ajaccio)
Congo striker Tshibumbu hit Gazelec's second goal for a 2-0
lead at Monaco before being pegged back for 2-2. The point was enough to take
the promoted team five points clear of the drop zone. Tshibumbo, 27, starred in
the Corsicans' 2014-2015 campaign, scoring twice in the 3-2 win over over Niort
which secured promotion last May.
CEDRIC BAKAMBU (Villarreal)
Congolese international striker Cedric Bakambu struck twice
to take his tally in his debut season in Spain to 12 as Villarreal beat
Sporting Gijon 2-0 on Sunday to register their sixth consecutive La Liga win.
LASS BANGOURA (Rayo Vallecano)
Guinean winger Lass Bangoura came off the bench to set up
Pablo Hernandez's consolation goal as Rayo slipped deeper into relegation
trouble with a 2-1 defeat at Levante.
KEITA BALDE (Lazio)
Keita Balde was given a rare start for Lazio and repaid
coach Stefano Pioli's faith by breaking the deadlock on the stroke of half-time
away to title challengers Fiorentina. Fiorentina coach Paulo Sousa admitted the
goal "weighed heavily" on the hosts and Spanish-born Senegalese
striker was only replaced in the final few minutes when Anderson came off the
bench to hit Lazio's third to secure a shock 3-1 win.
UMAR SADIQ (Roma)
Roma starlet Umar Sadiq was given his second successive
start by Roma coach Rudi Garcia and forced AC Milan 'keeper Gianluigi
Donnarumma into a spectacular parry after a matter of seconds at a
sparsely-attended Stadio Olimpico on Saturday. The 18-year-old Nigerian
remained a threat in a tense encounter but failed to find the net for a third
successive game as it ended 1-1.For
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