Nigeria internationals, Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi, both found the back of the net for their respective English Premiership teams on Saturday.
For Victor Moses, his last minute goal in Chelsea’s four-nil drubbing of Brighton was his first goal since the Community Shield Cup last year August.
Chelsea’s four-nil victory was, unfortunately for Brighton, not a true reflection of how the two teams were matched in the game. The game could have easily gone either way as two penalty appeals against Chelsea were rejected by the referee. The first appeal was after Chelsea’s replacement goalkeeper, Cabalerro, rushed out into the box after a poor clearance and brought down Ezequiel Scholeto in the box.
Moses’ goal was a solo effort, brilliantly controlling a long range pass into the box with his right foot before switching to his left foot to curve the ball around the Brighton goalkeeper into the net.
Alex Iwobi was on duty for Arsenal when the London team put four goals past Crystal Palace whose fortunes have only just started turning around towards the end of last year.
Nacho Monreal opened the scoring with a header and then assisted both of the next two goals for Alex Iwobi and Laurent Koscielny inside 13 minutes.
Alexandre Lacazette then rounded off a brilliant move to make it 4-0 after 22 minutes.
Luka Milivojevic scored a late consolation goal for Palace to end the match Arsenal 4 – 1 Crystal Palace.