Nigerian Players Abroad: Dessers, Onuachu, Dennis score; Omeruo, Ekong, others impress

Nigerian Players Abroad: Dessers, Onuachu, Dennis score; Omeruo, Ekong, others impress

A host of Nigerian players abroad were instrumental for their respective club sides in Europe over the weekend, while some ended on the losing side but were still able to hold their own despite losing their matches, reports.

Frank Onyeka's Brentford picked up their first away victory at the Molineux against Wolves by 2 goals to nil. Nigeria international, Frank Onyeka, was brought on in the sixty-eight minute after The Bees were reduced to ten men.

And this time, the damage had already been done to Wolves. The two goals from Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeuno in the first period were enough for Brentford to seal the vital win against Bruno Lage's men.

The presence of Onyeka in the wing side of Brentford's midfield after coming on proved useful as they snatch all three points.

Watford also bagged their first win of the season outside Vicarage Road at Norwich, beating The Canaries by 3 goals to 1.

Summer signing, Emmanuel Dennis made his fifth consecutive start in the Premier League and headed in Watford's opener in the seventh minute.

The 23-year-old was in action for seventy-three minutes but he was able to notch his second goal in five outings for The Hornets.

Oghenekaro Etebo hopped off the bench in the 82nd minute, nine minutes after Dennis was replaced to help stem the threats coming from David Farke's men in the middle.

Meanwhile, William Troost-Ekong was tremendously solid at the back all through the match for Watford.

It was an awful outing for Everton at Villa Park. The Toffees were decimated by three goals to one against Aston Villa – their first loss of the season.

Alex Iwobi started the match as a left sided-midfielder but had to be called off nine minutes from the final whistle.

Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho featured in Leicester 2-1 defeat at Brighton.

Ndidi was on from start to finish and looked to have rescued a point for The Foxes when he headed home from a corner, but his header was ruled out by VAR for offside.

Kelechi Iheanaho was able to feature for Brendan Rodgers' men in the last fifteen minutes of action after coming on as a second-half substitute.

In Spain, Kenneth Omeruo's standout defensive performance helped Leganes seal a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Amorebieta in the Segunda Liga division.

Taiwo Awoniyi tasted fifty-five minutes of action but couldn’t do helped his Union Berlin side with more goals against high scoring Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga.

Union Berlin suffered a 4-2 defeat which is their second consecutive loss.

Moses Simon recorded two assists to help Nantes beat Angers 4-1 away from him in the French Ligue1 in just sixty-six minutes of play.

Elsewhere in the Netherlands, Cyriel Desserts came off the bench to notch his first Feyenoord goal and made up for another goal in PSV's 4-0 drubbing of Feyenoord.

Paul Onuachu scored his sixth goal of the season as he scored in added time to secure a 2-1 win over Sint Truindese in Belgium.

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