African players in Europe: Nigeria Afcon stars shock Man United

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Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations stars Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi scored as Fulham shocked Manchester United 2-1 within the Premier League on the weekend.

Defender Bassey gave the London membership a second-half lead and midfielder Iwobi snatched an added-time winner as Fulham gained at Previous Trafford for the primary time since 2003.

Bassey and Iwobi had been common starters for Nigeria at this 12 months’s Afcon, the place they completed runners-up behind hosts Ivory Coast.

Right here, AFP Sport highlights African headline-makers within the main European leagues:



Bassey slammed residence his first aim for the Cottagers halfway via the second half to provide Fulham the lead. After Harry Maguire levelled, Iwobi scored the winner seven minutes into stoppage time to provide Marco Silva’s males their first away league win because the opening weekend of the season.

JORDAN AYEW (Crystal Palace)

Ayew was on the right track for the second consecutive recreation as Palace gave new supervisor Oliver Glasner the right begin in a 3-0 residence win over Burnley. The Ghanaian worldwide tapped residence the Eagles’ second aim on the again put up for his fourth of the season.


REINILDO MANDAVA (Atletico Madrid)

A cross from the Mozambique defender enabled Angel Correa to provide Atletico a second-minute lead in a 2-2 La Liga draw at backside membership Almeria. Reinildo was later yellow-carded in a match the place the fourth-placed Madrid outfit twice surrendered the lead.


IHLAS BEBOU (Hoffenheim)

Togo striker Bebou helped his facet burst out of the blocks at Borussia Dortmund, scoring after simply two minutes in a 3-2 Bundesliga victory. Lightning-quick Bebou took benefit of a mistake from Dortmund captain Emre Can to hammer the ball previous goalkeeper Alexander Meyer earlier than the smoke from the pre-match fireworks had cleared.

OMAR MARMOUSH (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Marmoush scored in stoppage time to grab Eintracht some extent towards former facet Wolfsburg in a 2-2 draw. The Egypt ahead collected a Timothy Chandler go and hit a low shot previous Koen Casteels.



Former African Footballer of the Yr and Gabon captain Aubameyang raised his Ligue 1 aim tally this season to eight with a brace in a 4-1 win for ninth-placed Marseille over lowly Montpellier. Senegalese midfielder Iliman Ndiaye additionally scored for the winners, whose whole was accomplished by an personal aim from Malian Falaye Sacko.

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