Roundup: Moffi, Dessers, Adeyemo, Dike on target


By Johnny Edward.

Terem Moffi scored his 12th goal of Ligue 1 this season for Lorient in their 3-1 l away defeat at Olympique Marseille taking him past Paris Saint Germain star Neymar in the Ligue 1 scorer’s chat, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

The goal was his fourth in his last six Ligue 1 games.

The highly sought-after striker opened scoring an emphatic fashion from a corner in the 28th minute.

However, Marseille fought back and were level in the 38th minute when Cengiz Under crossed from the right for Sead Kolasinac – filling in for the suspended Nuno Tavares – to head in his third goal of the campaign.

Further goals from Alexis Sánchez and Jordan Veretout secured victory for Marseille.

In the Italian Serie A, Cyriel Dessers, scored his fourth Serie A goal of the season for Cremonese. Still, it was insufficient, as they fell to a 3-2 defeat to Monza in a five-goal thriller at the Stadio Giovanni Zini on Saturday.

The Nigerian who had fired blank in his side’s last five league games scored in the 83rd minute of the game.

Emmanuele Valeri’s cross-field ball went over Ciofani and fell for Dessers, who drilled it back across the face of goal into the far bottom corner to make it 3-2.

Cremonese have been abysmal in Serie A this season. They have failed to win any of their 18 Serie A game. The Grigiorossi have managed just seven points from an available 54 and are eight points away from safety.

His compatriot David Okereke who paired him in attack from start was poor in the first half and he got a yellow card for all his troubles after he committed a foul.

The result saw Cremonese sacked coach Massimiliano Alvini after a historically poor start to the Serie A season.

The decision seemed inevitable after Saturday’s 3-2 home defeat to fellow newly-promoted side Monza, managing only seven draws and 11 losses.

In the English Premier League, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho could do little for Leicester City lost 2-0 to Nottingham Forest despite the absence of Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis at City Ground Stadium.
Brennan Johnson bagged a brace for the Tricky Trees to hand them their first-ever back-to-back Premier League victory.

Ndidi, who started the encounter was confined in his contribution to the game, while Iheanacho, a substitute in the second half, had a similar fate.

With the victory, Forest moves up to 13th place in the standings, five points above the bottom three. Leicester, which has now lost four straight Premier League games, is in 15th place, only two points above the relegation zone.

Alex Iwobi returned to Everton’s starting line-up on Saturday but could not help the Toffees from losing 2-1 as James Ward-Prowse scored a stunning free-kick for Southampton who came from behind to win and increase the pressure on Frank Lampard.

A season of frustration has seen the Toffees once again struggling at the wrong end of the table, and the discontent among the fans was clear at Goodison Park with banners displayed in protest at the club’s owners.

Joe Aribo, however, was an unused substitute in his team’s triumph on the road.

In the English Championship, Nigerian-born teenager, Tobi Adeyemo, helped send Watford up to third in the Championship with his first senior goal in a win against strugglers Blackpool.

The 17-year-old, playing his first league game, grabbed the opener just four minutes after coming off the bench, slotting home from close range as he followed up a save from Blackpool goalkeeper Chris Maxwell which kept Matheus Martins out.

Ismaila Sarr sealed victory from the penalty spot after Watford’s Brazilian debutant Martins was brought down by Maxwell in the box.

William Troost-Ekong was handed a starting role in a back three but was replaced at half time.

At Kenilworth Road, Elijah Adebayo and Daryl Dike were both on target for their respective teams Luton Town and West Bromwich Albion who clashed on Saturday with the Baggies fighting back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and secure a crucial win.

Adebayo doubled Luton Town’s lead in the 10th minute after Carlton Morris had opened the scoring for the hosts three minutes later.

In an all-action first half Daryl Dike started the fightback when he chased down a backpass and Luton goalkeeper Ethan Horvath’s clearance cannoned off the Baggies striker into the net.

Jayson Molumby smashed in the leveler and two minutes later Conor Townsend fired in unmarked to complete the turnaround.

West Brom was in the relegation places at the start of November, but a ninth win in 11 league games under Carlos Corberan lifts them into play-off contention in sixth.

It also ended Luton’s three-match winning run and drops them to ninth, two points outside the play-off places.

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