Having being overlooked by national team handlers for the next games for Nigeria, Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses, made a statement as he scored his first goal for Stoke City on Saturday even though his team ended up with a disappointing 2-2 draw against West Ham United.
The on-loan Chelsea star was on target in the 33rd minute as the Potters enjoyed a 1-0 lead going into the second half.
However, even though Stoke City were able to double their lead courtesy of another strike from the boots of Mame Biram Diouf, they still failed to hold on as West Ham fought back and got a 2-2 draw.
Elsewhere it was Eden Hazard’s penalty that enabled Chelsea to preserve their four-point lead in the English Premier League with a narrow 2-1 win at home to local rivals, Queens Park Rangers.
Diego Costa, who was coming back after a hamstring trouble, put the Blues in the lead in the 32nd minute . Charlie Austin then later equalised for QPR just after the hour when he beat Thibaut Courtois with a clever back-heel from Leroy Fer’s cross-shot to claim his third goal in two games.
But Hazard gave Chelsea victory in the 75th minute when he converted the kick awarded to the Blues.
Also Kenyan midfielder, Victor Wanyama, got tongues wagging as he scored the game’s only goal in the third minute at the KC Stadium to see Southampton beat Hull City 1-0.
Meanwhile Arsenal climbed into the Champions League places after Alexis Sanchez scored twice in a 3-0 success at home to winless bottom club Burnley.
In the day’s early kickoff, Liverpool slumped to their fourth defeat of the season as Spanish substitute Ayoze Perez earned resurgent Newcastle United a 1-0 victory at St. James’ Park.
Nigerian striker, Sammy Ameobi, was part of the action.