Aribo, Iwobi In Action As Southampton, Everton’s Poor League Form Continues

Aribo, Iwobi In Action As Southampton, Everton’s Poor League Form Continues

It was not the best of returns to Premier League football for Joe Aribo and Southampton following the Saint’s 3-1 home loss to Brighton and Hove Albion on Boxing Day.

Going into the fixture, Southampton had failed to win any of their last four Premier League games (three defeats and one draw).

Aribo was introduced into the game for Mali’s Moussa Djenepo before the start of the second half.

Brighton opened scoring on 14 minutes through
Adam Lallana who guided his header into the far corner, converting Solly March’s cross.

In the 35th minute Southampton went 2-0 down after Romain Perraud turned into his own net, trying to clear a cross from the left-hand side.

Bright then went 3-0 ahead in the 56th minute after March cut in from the right-hand side and unleashed a rasping shot into the top corner.

Southampton pulled a goal back in the 73rd minute as James Ward-Prowse nodded in a rebound after his penalty was initially saved by
Robert Sanchez.

At Goodison Park, Alex Iwobi featured for 90 minutes but could not prevent Everton from losing 2-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A 95th minute goal from Rayan Ait-Nouri saw Wolves come from a goal down to beat Everton 2-1.

Terry Mina opened the scoring in the 7th minute before Daniel Podence equalized for Wolves on 22 minutes.

Everton have now lost three straight Premier League games.

And at the King Power stadium, Super Eagles duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho came on in the second half in Leicester City’s 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United.

While Iheanacho came on in the 71st minute, Ndidi was brought on a minute after his compatriot.

Chris Wood gave Newcastle the best start after he converted a 3rd minute penalty following a foul on Joelington by Daniel Amartey.

Just four minutes after the opener, Newcastle doubled their lead thanks to Miguel Almiron who slotted past Danny Ward.

The loss halted Leicester’s run of two consecutive Premier League wins.

And in other results, Tottenham Hotspur came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Brentford and Fulham thrash nine-man Crystal Palace 3-0.

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