Henry Onyekuru scored the only goal last Sunday as Galatasaray overcame Goztepe 1-0 in their second match of the 2018/19 season. The 21-year-old Nigerian forward is on loan from Everton for a season and has looked a livewire since joining the 21-time league champions.
The goal, which came in the 42nd minute, was a neat lob over the onrushing goalkeeper after he received the ball on the run. Onyekuru was rated the third-best player for the match by whoscored, after Fernando and Yuto Nagatomo.
Iwobi scores his first goal of the season
Alex Iwobi made Arsenal’s first goal and scored the second as the Gunners lost their first London derby 3-2. Iwobi did not play the first match against Manchester City but started against Chelsea and proved to be one of the more dangerous players for Unai Emery. He set Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Arsenal’s first goal and the Armenian reciprocated the assist in the 41st minute for Iwobi to get the equaliser. Iwobi engineered another scoring chance for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and then fluffed his lines just before the interval. He got a whoscored rating of 7.3, the third best in the Arsenal team after Mkhitaryan and Matteo Guendouzi.
Ighalo scores his 15th league goal
Though roundly hounded for missing chances in Russia, Odion Ighalo cannot stop scoring in the Chinese Super League. The former Watford striker notched his 15th league goal of the season for Changchun Yatai in a 5-2 loss to Guangzhou R&F. Ighalo, in red-hot form, has now scored eight goals from his last eight outings in the league.
Odey adds two more for good season opening
Former MFM striker, Stephen Odey scored twice for FC Zurich in their 6-0 away win over FC Concordia Basel in the Schweizer Pokal tournament. The 20-year-old has now scored three goals in four matches this season – one in the league and two in the Cup.
Troost-Ekong assists Udinese goal
William Troost-Ekong had a fateful debut for his new side, Udinese in Serie A. the Nigerian who made the move to Italy just days before his debut won the penalty that started Udinese’s comeback away to Pama after they had gone 2-0 down. He was nudged off the ball as he was about to head a corner and VAR awarded the penalty to the visitors, which was converted.