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2022/2023 EPL Round 2: Awoniyi’s Record Goal, Dennis Arrival, Iheanacho Assist, Aribo On Target, Adarabioyo Clean sheet, Iwobi Blank, Nigerian Players Rating | Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria

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Having made his first start and debut with Southampton on Matchday 1 in a big lossd to Tottenham Hotspur, Joe Aribo was benched for the clash against Leeds United who won thier first game against Wolves, the Nigerian was instrumental as the Saints snatched a point.

Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side were down by two goals until the introduction of Aribo in the 64th minute, it took him only eight minutes to open his EPL goalscoring account, Walker Peters completed the comeback in the 81st minute as they get thier first point of the season.

At Emirates Stadium, Ndidi made another start at the heart of the midfield for Leicester as they fell to thier first defeat of the season against Arsenal.

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Iheanacho who didn’t feature on Matchday 1 was substituted in for Jamie Vardy in the 70th minute and immediately grabbed an assist setting up James Madison in the 74th minute.

That wasn’t enough as the Foxes unfortunately lost to a much better side in a 4-2 thriller against Mikel Arteta’s brilliant Gunners.

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Tosin Adarabioyo was the heartbeat of Fulham’s defense with him recording his first clean sheet of the season in a goalless draw against Wolves.

With thier first loss against Chelsea on Matchday 1, Iwobi and Everton suffered thier second loss of the season in a 2-1 defeat away to Aston villa.

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The Nigerian man .ed the full minutes of both games and having desperately fought relegation last season, Iwobi’s Everton will have to hit the ground running as fast as they can to avoid another relegation war.

Birthday boy, Taiwo Awoniyi who joined Nottingham Forest for a club record fee made his debut as a substitute in the loss against Newcastle United on Matchday 1.

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He was named in the starting XI for Forest home Premier League fixture in 23 years against Westham.

Since 1999, Taiwo Awoniyi became the first EPL scorer for Nottingham Forest and the goal secured all three points against the Hammers.

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Frank Onyeka was an unused substitute as Brentford came back from two goals at Leicester to snatch a point all thanks to Da Silva’s brilliance.

He was also overlooked in the starting XI for the clash against Manchester United as he was named on the bench.

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Onyeka made his first season appearance as he was introduced in the 80th minute for Norgaard in the 4-0 mauling of Manchester United.



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