FA Cup Wrap: Moses, Edun Benched; Aina Subbed In; Aluko Dazzles; Ojo Works Full Shift; Ejaria Stars
Published: January 08, 2017
FA Cup Wrap: Moses, Edun Benched; Aina Subbed In; Aluko Dazzles; Ojo Works Full Shift; Ejaria StarsRundown of how players of Nigerian descent fared in the third round proper of the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday, January 8.

Super Eagles winger Victor Moses remained on the bench for the entirety of Chelsea’s 4-1 rout of Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge. Young wing-back Ola Aina subbed in after 57 minutes.

Dominic Solanke
and Fikayo Tomori started for the U23 squad on Friday and didn
’t make the match day squad against the League One opponents.

Pedro (2), Batshuayi and Willian registered their names on the scoresheet for the Blues while Tom Nichols pulled a goal back for the visitors in the second half.

Sone Aluko and Fulham are also through to the fourth round after their hard fought 2-1 win at Championship strugglers Cardiff City. The Super Eagle started and was involved for 85 minutes.

England youth international Dennis Adeniran came off the bench with nine minutes left on the clock, Adetayo Edun was a non-playing sub for the Cottagers.

All the goals came in the first half. Pilkington broke the deadlock before goals from Johansen and Sessegnon secured  a win for Fulham.

At Anfield, it finished goalless between Liverpool and fourth-tier opponents Plymouth Argyle. Sheyi Ojo put in a full shift on his return to the first team, Ovie Ejaria subbed out after 75 minutes, while Tiago Ilori was not involved.

After 61 minute, it remains goalless between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane.

Spurs number 20 Dele Alli entered into the fray on the hour mark, teammate Josh Onomah is among the substitutes. Gabby Agbonlahor made a rare start for Aston Villa.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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