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As it happened: Victor Moses brace punishes Algeria

12 November 2016, 16:51Israel Ojoko

Uyo - Victor Moses scored twice to help Nigeria beat Algeria 3-1 in a 2018 World Cup qualifier played in Uyo on Saturday.

Moses opened scoring in the 25th minute before his Chelsea teammate John Obi Mikel doubled the lead in the 42nd minute to comfortably finish the first half.

After the break, Algeria came out strong, calling Nigeria’s defense to duty, and it paid off when Bentaleb reduced the deficit just after the hour mark.

Moses would go on to complete a brace on the night, as a pass from Ogenyi Onazi was cooly slotted pass goalkeeper M’bohil in the 90th minute to ensure Nigeria won 3-1.

Nigeria has now extended their lead on the table to six points, four ahead of Cameroon who drew 1-1 with Zambia in an earlier encounter.

Algeria sit bottom of the group with one point. Zambia also has one point but with better goal difference.

FT: Nigeria 3-1 Algeria

GOAL! Moses scores his second goal, and Nigeria's third

90' Iheanacho could not finish via a Musa pass, as four minutes is added.

85' Nigeria 2-1 Algeria

82' Nigeria sub: Wilfred Ndidi comes in for Mikel

81' Nigeria 2-1 Algeria

80' Algeria sub: Sofiane comes in

75' Nigeria sub: Ahmed Musa comes in for Alex Iwobi

70' Algeria Sub 

GOAL! Bentaleb scores for Algeria

65' Nigeria Sub: Shehu Abdulahi comes in for Kenneth Omeruo

61' Mandi booked for foul on Moses. Freekick to Nigeria

55' Algeria now piling pressure on Nigeria

49' Bentaleb bagged a yellow card for foul on Moses

47' Nigeria 2-0 Algeria

Second half underway

HT: Nigeria 2-0 Algeria

GOAL! Mikel scores for Nigeria

40' Nigeria 1-0 Algeria

38' Brahimi missed another great chance

36' Algeria's Brahimi missed a seater

26' Moses bagged a yellow card for taking off his shirt after scoring

25' GOAL! Victor Moses puts Nigeria ahead

15' Nigeria 0-0 Algeria

6' Moses dribbles two defenders and took a left-footed shot but went over

4' Victor Moses pass found Iheanacho who's shot was block in the danger area of Algeria

2' First freekick goes to Nigeria after Mikel was brought down

Game kicks off

Next is Nigeria national anthem

Algeria national anthem to be taken first.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles host Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo.

- News24 Nigeria


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