Victor Anichebe started for Sunderland and played full time as they beat Hull City 3 – 0 at home at the Stadium of Light . He scored the second and third goals in the match making it three goals in two starts for the big man. He is making a strong case for a recall to the Super Eagles. David Moyes came in for some ridicule when he picked up Anichebe on a free over the summer. It looks like shrewd business now.
Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute for Manchester City as they beat Crystal Palace 2 – 1 away at the Selhurst Park.
Victor Moses started for Chelsea as they beat Middlesbrough 1 – 0 away at the Riverside Stadium to go top of the EPL table. He was replaced by Ivanovic in the 90th minute.
Alex Iwobi was an unused substitute for Arsenal as they drew 1 – 1 away to Manchester United at the Old Trafford.
Ahmed Musa came in at the 78th minute for Leicester as they lost 2 – 1 away to Watford at the Vicarage Road.
Odion Ighalo was an unused substitute for Watford was they won Leicester 2 – 1 at home at the Vicarage Road.
Isaac Success was not selected for Watford’s game against Leicester. Mikel Obi was also not selected for Chelsea’s game against Middlesbrough – The inspiring Super Eagles captain continues to pay the price for leaving Chelsea’s pre-season to represent Nigeria at the Rio Olympics where he won a Bronze medal. Mikel had a wonderful game over the international break where he captained Nigeria and scored a goal as the Super Eagles beat Algeria 3 – 1 in a world cup qualifier played Uyo, Nigeria.