EPL Wrap: Okaka & Man Utd Legend Score, Liverpool Trio Missing, Abraham Debuts, Tomori & Ladapo Benched
Published: August 12, 2017
EPL Wrap: Okaka & Man Utd Legend Score, Liverpool Trio Missing, Abraham Debuts, Tomori & Ladapo BenchedAllnigeriasoccer.com brings you all the information and goalscorers on the opening weekend of the Premier League on Saturday,August 12, including performances of players of Nigerian descent.

In the early kickoff, Liverpool were held to a 3-3 by Watford at the Vicarage Road Stadium.

Italy international Stefano Okaka started and was in action for 63 minutes for the Hornets, teammate Isaac Success didn't make the match day squad, Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo, Ovie Ejaria and Dominic Solanke didn't feature for The Reds.

Okaka, Doucouré and Britos got on the scoresheet for the home team, while Mané, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah found the net for the visitors.

Over to Stamford Bridge, defending champs Chelsea ran out of time to get an equalizer, losing 3-2 to Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

Victor Moses was suspended for this one, England U20 international Fikayo Tomori was a non-playing substitute.

Burnley led 3-0 at the break thanks to goals from Sam Vokes (2) and Stephen Ward, Alvaro Morata pulled a goal back for Chelsea in the 69th minute before Luiz's left-footed volley on 88 minutes.

Captain Gary Cahill and ex-Arsenal man Fàbregas were dismissed in the 14th and 81st minute respectively.

New boys Huddersfield Town are provisionally top of the standings following their 3-0 rout of Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, thanks to two goals from Steve Mounié and an own goal by Joel Ward.

Former Nigeria U20 invitee Freddie Oladapo watched proceedings from the bench for the Eagles, Manchester United loanee Timothy Fosu-Mensah tasted action for 78 minutes.

At Goodison Park, Everton snatched all three points, beating Stoke City 1-0, with Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney finding the net in the first minute of first-half stoppage time.

England U20 international Ademola Lookman was an unused substitute, injured Ross Barkley was not in the Toffees 18-man squad as expected.

Southampton were held to a goalless draw by Swansea City at the St Mary's Stadium.

On his debut for the Welsh outfit, Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham, wearing the number ten jersey, was involved for 81 minutes before he was substituted.

Ahmed Hegazi scored the game winning goal for West Brom after 31 minutes in their 1-0 victory over Jordon Ibe's Bournemouth at the The Hawthorns.

Ibe hopped off the bench for the Cherries in the 46th minute, former Arsenal youth-teamer Hal Robson-Kanu was introduced in the 72nd minute by the Baggies coach.

In the late kickoff, Tosin Adarabioyo is not in Manchester City's 18-man squad against new boys Brighton & Hove.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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