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Troost-Ekong: Super Eagles Skipper Helps Watford Defeat Arsenal

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By Freedom Ekawu

Super Eagles skipper William Troost Ekong and teammate Tom-Dele Bashiru were in action for Sky bet Championship side Watford, during a friendly match against Premier league table topping Arsenal, as Watford ran out 4-2 winners of the tie. The game was a behind closed doors game which took place at Arsenal’s London Colney training facility on Saturday afternoon.
Both the Super Eagles captain and Dele Bashiru were brought into action before the start of the second half.
Involving all the players who weren’t involved in World cup action for their respective nations, Mikel Arteta featured a strong starting lineup featuring the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes, Kierian Tierney, Eddie Nketiah and Club Skipper Martin Odegaard.
The Gunners took the lead around the 28th minute mark, after 19 year old youngster Marquinhos curled superbly into the far corner from the edge of the penalty area.
Watford however responded eight minutes later after poor defending by Gabriel, as he failed to cut out a long ball into the box, allowing Keinan Davis the opportunity to fire past Karl Hein in goal for the leveler.
Their jubilation was shortlived however, as moments later Eddie Nketiah powered a superbly picked out cross by Kieran Tierney into the back of the net with a header, to give the Gunners the lead heading into the half time break.
Mikel Arteta rang in the changes after the break though, as a couple of youngsters were introduced, including the Premier League’s youngest player, Ethan Nwaneri, all brought in for the final 45 minutes of the game.
Watford did not take time to level proceedings against an inexperienced Arsenal side as Davis once again headed home from a Watford freekick.
Just before the hour mark though, the championship side soon took the lead as surging Pedro laid on for Asprilla, who cut inside before firing into the top corner for the Hornets.
Pedro then went for glory himself in the 77th minute as he picked up the ball on the left hand side, before engaging a host of red shirts to then pick out the bottom corner with a deflected effort to put the game to bed.
Arsenal will then focus on their warm weather training camp in Dubai as they participate in the Dubai Super Cup, facing AC Milan, Lyon and Liverpool, and are also poised to involve in a friendly match with Juventus on December 17th, before resuming their title surge, as they sit five points clear on the table, on boxing day in a London derby against West Ham at the Emirates Stadium. Watford however will take on fellow Championship side, Hull City, on December 11th, before games to Huddersfield and then Millwall.

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Otubanjo Yusuf: Nigeria Center-Forward Nets 11th League Goal As Pyunik Yerevan Suffers Defeat

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Prolific Nigeria forward, Yusuf Otubanjo, added to his goal numbers in the current Armenia topflight league season following his stunning goal in Pyunik Yerevan 3-1 lose against Ararat-Armenia earlier today.

The Armenian premier league top joint-scoring came through in his goal scoring element as he spearheaded Pyunik Yerevan attack and delivered a goal to ice his outstanding performance against Ararat-Armenia.

Upon the season restart, Ararat-Armenia were faced with a tough test haven been drawn to face Armenia premier league champions, Pyunik Yerevan on Matchday 21.

Hoping to continue with its streak, Pyunik Yerevan upon the season restart we’re faced with an uphill task haven been fixed to trade tackles with Ararat-Armenia away from home on Matchday 21.

First half of the game had the host, Ararat-Armenia showing business character as they established a 2-0 lead at half time with Nigerian winger, Yenne Tenton and Guinean star, Yattara.M scoring at the 30th and 41st minute respectively.

Ararat-Armenia sustained the tempo in the second half with Nigeria star, Yenne Tenton, completing a brace to earn Ararat-Armenia all points regardless Pyunik Yerevan reducing the deficit off Yusuf Otubanjo 78th minute goal.

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Yenne Tenton Nets Brace In Ararat-Armenia 3-1 Win Over Pyunik Yerevan

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Nigeria forward, Yenne Tenton, continued with his impressive goal scoring form in the Armenian Premier League as he delivered a brace in Ararat-Armenia 3-1 win over Armenia champions, Pyunik Yerevan in one of the Matchday 21 games played earlier today.

Painting Armenia premiere league with goals, Yenne Tenton has been in a ‘crazy goal’ scoring form as his double against Pyunik Yerevan increases his goal tally (12) goals.

Upon the season restart, Ararat-Armenia were faced with a tough test haven been drawn to face Armenia premier league champions, Pyunik Yerevan on Matchday 21.

Hoping to continue with its streak, Pyunik Yerevan upon the season restart we’re faced with an uphill task haven been fixed to trade tackles with Ararat-Armenia away from home on Matchday 21.

First half of the game had the host, Ararat-Armenia showing business character as they established a 2-0 lead at half time with Nigerian winger, Yenne Tenton and Guinean star, Yattara.M scoring at the 30th and 41st minute respectively.

Ararat-Armenia sustained the tempo in the second half with Nigeria star, Yenne Tenton, completing a brace to earn Ararat-Armenia all points regardless Pyunik Yerevan reducing the deficit off Yusuf Otubanjo 78th minute goal.

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Gbomadu Mathew: Promising Nigeria Forward Provides Stunning Assist In FC Van Win Over FC Alashkert

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Highly rated Nigeria youngster, Mathew Gbomadu, was handful in his debut game for Armenian side, FC Van, as he delivered assist for the team winning goal in FC Van 0-1 win away from home against, FC Alashkert.

The bulky Nigeria forward who was handed a starting place in the stars studded FC Van side lived up to expectations as he was a menace to FC Alashkert defenders and still delivered assist for FC Van winning goal.

After break, actions resumed in the Armenian elite league as, FC Alashkert, squared up to host, FC Van, in its Matchday 21 fixture.

FC Van ambushed inconsistent, FC Alashkert, side hoping to compound their woes when the two side trade tackles on Matchday 21.

First half of the game lived up to its billing with the two sides showing off great football artistry to the fans delight.

Heading towards half time break , visitors, FC Van, came through with the much sorted goal to break the deadlock as Guinean striker, Momo Toure, finished off, Mathew Gbomadu, exquisite assist at the 38th minute to hand the team lead heading back to the locker room.

An end to end stuff it turned in the second half, as Mathew Gbomadu assist for Momo Toure first half goal was all FC Van needed to secure all maximum points at stake against, FC Alashkert.

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