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