Moses, Iwobi star in narrow Chelsea, Arsenal wins

Alex Iwobi

Super Eagles duo, Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi, put in a good shift for Chelsea and Arsenal respectively on Saturday.

The London sides saw off Southampton and Newcastle by a lone goal each in the Premier League.

And both Nigerians, on from the start were very much influential for their clubs.

Moses’ opposite number, Marcos Alonso’s fine free-kick secured victory for the Blues.

The Spaniard has now scored 10 Premier League goals since making his debut for the Blues after his free-kick – which came in the third minute of added time in the first half – curled past Fraser Forster and into the back of the net.

The win meant Chelsea temporarily went to within 11 points of leaders Manchester City, who played Tottenham later on Saturday, and level on points with second-placed Manchester United who take on West Brom at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

Mesut Ozil, meanwhile, struck a spectacular winner for Arsenal at the Emirates.

The Gunners made a bright start and Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot saved Alexandre Lacazette’s drive, with the Frenchman seeing another effort deflected wide before 10 minutes had been played.

Arsene Wenger’s side had the lead they deserved after 23 minutes when Ozil fired an outstanding volley into the top corner after Newcastle had half-cleared, and Hector Bellerin fired a volley of his own high over as Arsenal pressed.

Second-half substitute Matt Ritchie tried to get his side going but saw his effort from the edge of the area fly over the top before Jack Wilshere saw his effort well saved by Rob Elliot.