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Musa scores first goal for Leicester

22 October 2016, 20:18

Abuja - Ahmed Musa scored his long-awaited first goal for Leicester City as his side trounced Crystal Palace 3-1 at the King Power Stadium, England on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the English Premier League (EPL) match played in front of 31 969 spectators saw Musa open scoring in the 42nd minute.

Algerian Islam Slimani played a one-two with Shinji Okazaki before providing the assist for Musa who riffled home from 20 yards to put Leicester in front.

Leicester dominated possession   in the second half as Okazaki made it 2-0 in the 64th, while, Christian Fuchs added a third from a superb volley in the 80th minute.

Musa was replaced by Demarai Gray in a tactical substitution in the 81st minute as Coach Claudio Ranieri looked to preserve the 3-0 lead.

The visitors however piled on the pressure and got a consolation goal in the 85th minute through Yohan Cabaye after an assist from Wilfried Zaha.

In other Premier league matches played on Saturday, Alex Iwobi’s Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by Middlesborough at the Emirates Stadium.

The home side were frustrated by a Middlesborough team which felt comfortable to “park the bus” and rather rely on counter-attacks.

Iwobi who played for 67 minutes before he was replaced by Lucas Perez in a tactical substitution put up a good performance as he made several dangerous through passes into the opponent’s box.

The draw was however enough to see the Gunners temporarily go top of the league table with 20 points, just one ahead of  Manchester City who play on Sunday.

Odion Ighalo’s Watford were also held to a goalless draw by Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

Ighalo who played for 90 minutes made several incursions into the home side’s box  but was intercepted by a solid Swansea defence line.

Also, AFC Bournemouth held Tottenham to another goalless draw in an early kick-off at the Vitality Stadium, while Burnley handed a shock 2-1 defeat to Everton.

Hull City lost 0-2 to Stoke City and West Ham pipped Sunderland 1-0.

The last match of the day will see Liverpool play host to West Bromwich Albion at Anfield.

NAN also reports that it promises to be a Super Sunday as Chelsea and Manchester United lock horns at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester City take on Southampton for a chance to reclaim the top spot.

- NAN

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