Nigerian strikers, Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo were the heroes for their English Premier League clubs on Saturday as they both scored the winning goals for Manchester City and Watford FC respectively.
Iheanacho chose the best time to score his first goal in the English Premier League and it was in the last minute of Saturday’s clash away to Crystal Palace.
Iheanacho was brought in the 89th minute to replace Wilfred Bony and the youngster made an impact scoring barely a minute after his introduction to help the visitors to a 1-0 win over hard fighting Crystal Palace.
The 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup Most Valuable Player turned the ball in from close range after Samir Nasri’s effort was spilled by Palace keeper, Alex McCarthy.
The last minute heroics from Iheanacho means City now have five wins out of five and an amazing five clean sheets to add to the maximum points.
On his part, Ighalo who has just been handed a five-year deal by his club, showed he is a worthy investment as he scored the only goal in the game against Swansea to earn his team Watford their first win this season.
Elsewhere, it was heartache for another Nigerian player, John Obi Mikel who was handed a rare starting role but he lost 3-1 to Chelsea away to Everton.
Steven Naismith bagged a memorable hat-trick to earn Everton the win over Chelsea, thus compounding the woes of the defending league champions.
At the Emirates, Arsenal turned on style to defeat Stoke City 2-0.
Goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud gave the Gunners the comfortable victory against the Potters.
Everton 3 – 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 – 0 Stoke City
Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Manchester City
Norwich City 3 – 1 AFC Bournemouth
Watford 1 – 0 Swansea City
West Bromwich Albion 0 – 0 Southampton