Kelechi Iheanacho's last-gasp winner for Leicester and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's continued goal-scoring antics made it another good weekend for African stars in the Premier League.
Here's a wrap of how the best displays in England from the continent's Premier League representatives.
Southampton 2-1 Watford
🇲🇱 Djenepo inspires fightback
The Saints picked up a priceless win against fellow strugglers Watford on Saturday night. Senegalese flyer Ismaïla Sarr put The Hornets in front at St Mary's but it was 21-year-old Malian Moussa Djenepo whose pace and trickery in wide areas was too much for Watford to manage. He assisted Southampton's equalizer with persistent play down the right.
Leicester 2-1 Everton
🇳🇬 Iheanacho out of the cold and into the limelight
Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho has struggled for minutes at Leicester since his move from Manchester City in 2017. His cameo yesterday was his first Premier League appearance of the season, and he repaid his manager's faith in a big way, assisting Jamie Vardy's leveller and then scoring the winner in the 94th minute to cue wild celebrations at the King Power stadium. It was an agonizing wait for Iheanacho and his teammates when the VAR had to assess the validity of Iheanacho's goal. It stood, Leicester extended their winning run to six matches and their 23-year-old Nigerian striker was the happiest man in the ground.
Norwich 2-2 Arsenal
🇬🇦 Auba to the rescue again
Freddie Ljungberg's first match in charge of Arsenal didn't go according to plan, with many of the same defensive frailties that have plagued them in recent years on display again. Arsenal twice fought back from a goal down to rescue a point and it was Gabonese striker Aubameyang with both goals. The first, a retaken penalty after his first effort was saved but the VAR judged that Norwich players had encroached on the penalty area. His second effort was cool and calm and brought Arsenal back into the contest. His second goal was a typical instinctive finish after the ball broke to him in the area. Only Jamie Vardy has more Premier League goals than Aubameyang this season (10).
Burnley 0-2 Crystal Palace
🇨🇮🇬🇭 Zaha & Schlupp get Palace back to winning ways
Roy Hodgson's Eagles have become renowned for their ability to win away from home in the Premier League, but the winning touch had deserted them since a victory at West Ham all the way back on October 5th.
African pair Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilf Zaha's goals gave Palace an impressive win at Turf Moor and with Bournemouth, Watford, Brighton and Newcastle on the horizon, they'll be targeting a climb up the table before 2020.
There's a full schedule of Premier League fixtures this week spanning Tuesday to Thursday.
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