Ighalo, Moses On Score Sheet, As Chelsea Down Gunners
West Ham Shock Man City 2-1 Away
ODION Ighalo and Victor Moses, yesterday justified their call up by Coach Sunday Oliseh for next month’s friendlies against the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroun in Belgium. Both players scored for their respectively clubs in the English Premiership fixtures.
Ighalo scored a brace in the first 28 minutes that gave Watford victory at Newcastle while Moses extended West Ham’s giant killer instinct, scoring in the sixth minute in Manchester City’s 1-2 first defeat of the season.
Earlier, Diego Costa’s antics provoked Gabriel into losing his temper and the Brazil international centre-half was sent-off shortly before half-time, while Santi Cazorla was dismissed later on for a second bookable offence.
Mourinho, who avoided losing three consecutive matches for the first time in his career with the 2-0 victory over the Gunners, sees his Chelsea side move just three points off Arsenal that sit in fourth place.
Saido Berahino scored for the winner for West Brom in their derby with Aston Villa less than three weeks after he stated he would never play for Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace again.
The 22-year-old made that declaration during a Twitter rant after a deadline-day move to Tottenham failed to materialise.
Newcastle, Sunderland and Stoke’s winless streaks were all extended to six games as none of the trio were able to move out of the relegation zone.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri had promised pizza to his side if they kept a clean sheet at the Britannia Stadium, yet that incentive did not stop Potters forward Bojan Krkic, starting a Premier League game for the first time since January, and Jonathan Walters finding the net inside 20 minutes.
Ranieri’s side staged a come-from-behind victory against Aston Villa last weekend and six days on they fought back again to draw 2-2, Riyad Mahrez converting a penalty for his fifth of the season before Jamie Vardy levelled.
Sunderland prop up the division as they were undone by a two-goal blitz inside the opening nine minutes in a 2-0 loss at Bournemouth.
Callum Wilson scored for the fifth time in this campaign and Scotland international Matt Ritchie then scored a brilliant second, chesting and volleying in after a semi-cleared corner had reached him 25 yards out.