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Moses on target for Chelsea, Ibrahimovic fails to score plus football roundup

Moses on target for Chelsea, Ibrahimovic fails to score plus football roundup

African Football

Nigeria’s Victor Moses was on target for English Premier League (PL) side Chelsea as they maintained their perfect start to the season under Antonio Conte.

The Blues beat Burnley by 3 goals to zero. Moses got the third goal after first half strikes from Eden Hazard and Willian. Moses returned to Chelsea after loan stints with West Ham, Stoke City and Liverpool.

Despite winning all three games, Chelsea are second on the league log behind Manchester City and head of Manchester United with the three clubs having nine points apiece. City are ahead because of goal difference.

Ibrahimovic misses 91-year old record

Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic was eying a club record of scoring in four consecutive competitive games for the club. Only one United player has scored in four consecutive matches from when he joined the club.

Ibrahimovic was prevented by Hull City from equaling the record set by Jimmy Hanson in 1924/25 & 1925/26 football season. The Swedish star failed to score for the first time in a game this season.

Other African players across Europe

Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)

The Algeria winger had a penalty saved when his team led Swansea City by 2-0. The final score of the fixture was 2-1 as Leicester recorded their first league victory of the season following a shock open day loss at Hull and a draw with Arsenal in week two of the PL.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)

The reigning African Footballer of the year, scored both goals at home for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday with a first-half header and a late penalty in the 2-1 win over Mainz.

Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus)

The Ghanaian international dazzled as he maintained his starting place in the Juventus midfield. He proved crucial to Massimiliano Allegri’s side with a “solid” performance in a 1-0 win at Lazio, that maintained the team’s 100% start to the campaign.

Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain)

Ivory Coast defender Aurier had a night to forget as his side lost 3-1 at Monaco. He set up Edinson Cavani’s goal after PSG had fallen behind by two goals at the Stade Louis II, but he scored an own goal 10 minutes from time to confirm his side’s defeat.