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Musa wins with Leicester as Ighalo, Success taste defeat

Musa wins with Leicester as Ighalo, Success taste defeat

For the second straight game, Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa hopped off the bench for the champions Leicester City as they returned to winning ways, beating Swansea City 2-1. The Nigerian featured for the last 15 minutes.

Leicester finally secured the first win of their title defence with the success against Swansea City at the King Power Stadium.

Claudio Ranieri’s side took the lead in the 32nd minute when Jamie Vardy finished off a typically efficient counter-attack from the champions and captain Wes Morgan lashed in the second in the 52nd minute.

Riyad Mahrez wasted a chance to make it three when the winger’s penalty was saved by Lukasz Fabianski and there was more frustration for Leicester when goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel came off injured.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles duo of Odion Ighalo and Isaac Success failed to lift their club as Watford suffered a 3-1 home defeat to arsenal at the Vicarage Road in Saturday’s Premier League match.

Ighalo who scored against Gillingham in the League Cup last Tuesday, was caged by Arsenal duo of Laurent Koscielny and Rob Holding.

Arsenal took the lead in the ninth minute when Santi Cazorla stroked home a penalty after Nordin Amrabat elbowed Alexis Sanchez.

Chile forward Sanchez increased Arsenal’s advantage five minutes before half-time with a deft touch over Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

Ighalo later got a booking for dissent on his way to the dressing room summing up his frustrations.

Mesut Ozil was making his first start of the season after being rested following Euro 2016 and Arsenal’s German playmaker made up for lost time with a headed goal in first-half stoppage time.

Watford’s Roberto Pereyra reduced the deficit in the 57th minute, but the Hornets remain winless.

Isacc Success made his debut, coming on as a 77th minute substitute for Nordin Amrabat, and the club record signing came close to reducing the deficit for Watford with a header and twice helping out in defence as the Gunners ran away with the victory.

Failing to win their first two matches while struggling to make an impact in the transfer market had prompted some Arsenal fans to turn on Wenger again after many protested against him last season.

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