AFRICANS IN THE PREMIERSHIP…
In Saturday’s ‘big’ game Salomon Kalou scored the 80th minute equaliser for Chelsea, nodding home John Obi Mikel’s free kick, helping to keep them six points clear of opponents Manchester United.
At the Reebok Stadium Emmanuel Eboue scored Arsenal’s first and Emmanuel Adebayor got the assist for their third in a 3-1 win over Bolton, sending Arsenal to the top of the Premiership
City handed debuts to Guinean defender Kamil Zayette, on loan from Young Boys Bern, as well as Gabonese international striker Daniel Cousin but neither was able to prevent Everton coming back from 2-0 down and take a point.
Egyptian international Amr Zaki, the ‘English Premier League African Player of the Month for August’ (to give him his full title), failed to continue his impressive form as Wigan and Tottenham played out a 0-0 draw.
And bad news for Middlesborough’s Egyptian Mido (groin injury) and Ivorian West Brom defender Abdoulaye Meite (ankle) who both picked up injuries during the warm-ups in their respective games.
…AND IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Scottish-Nigerian Chris Iwelumo was the only African scorer in the Championship and he netted a hat-trick for Wolves against Preston. He turned into the proverbial villain however getting sent off 14 minutes from time for a headbutt.