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Iwobi scores in Arsenal’s victory over Palace as Leicester, Man Utd win



Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi contributed a goal to Arsenal’s 4-1 thrashing of Crystal Palace in a Premier League encounter at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Iwobi, who was on from the start, doubled Arsenal’s lead when he slotted home Nacho Monreal’s cutback in a crowded Palace box in the 10th minute after Monreal had headed in the opener on 6 minutes.

Laurent Koscielny got on the score sheet to make it 3-0 in the 13th minute as he tapped in another cutback from Monreal from a corner, before Alexandre Lacazette made it four on 28 minutes.

The home side were heading to a clean sheet victory when Luka Milivojevic pulled one back for Palace in the 77th minute of the encounter.

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Iwobi’s goal was his second league goal of the season and his first in three months with his last goal coming in October 2017 in a 2-0 win against Brighton.

Arsenal had gone five straight games without a win in all competitions; hence despite their victory on Saturday, Arsene Wenger’s men remain 6th on the table.

At the King Power Stadium, Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi was in action as Leicester City beat Watford 2-0, with goals by Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

Manchester United edged Burnley 1-0, thanks to a 54th-minute goal by Anthony Martial. In other games, Stoke City won 2-0 over Huddersfield, Everton drew 1-1 with West Brom and West Ham also drew 1-1 with Bournemouth.


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