Eagles Roundup: Chukwueze Ends Laliga Goal Drought In Villarreal’s Win Vs Valladolid; Iheanacho Benched As Leicester Thrash Leeds Away


Samuel Chukwueze netted his first goal of the season and ended his Laliga goal drought, after scoring in Villarreal’s 2-0 home draw against Real Valladolid on Monday night, NGNewsHub.com reports.

The last time Chukwueze scored in Spain’s top flight was in November 2019 in a 3-1 home defeat to Celta Vigo.

Chukwueze opened scoring for Vilarreal in the 21st minute before Pau Torres added the second goal on 37 minutes.

The Super Eagles winger was later replaced by Takefusa Kubo in the 64th minute.

The win took Villarreal to third on 15 points in the Laliga table.

The Yellow Submarines have now gone undefeated in their last seven games in all competitions.

In the Premier League, Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute for Leicester City who thrashed Leeds United 4-1 at Elland Road.

A brace from Youri Tielemans and a goal each from Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes, sealed the win for the Foxes.

Barnes broke the deadlock in the 2nd minute while Tielemans added the second goal on 21 minutes.

Leeds pulled a goal back three minutes into the second half but Vardy restored Leicester’s two-goal advantage by making it 3-1 on 76 minutes.

And in the 90th minute Tielemans scored from the penalty spot, his second of the game, to end the game 4-1 in favour of Leicester.

Leicester now climb to second on 15 points with Leeds in 12th position on 10 points in the league table.

In the German Bundesliga, Kevin Akpoguma was in action for Hoffenheim who lost 3-1 at home to Taiwo Awoniyi’s Union Berlin.

Akpoguma played for 90 minutes while Awoniyi was replaced in the 77th minute.

Hoffenheim are now winless in their last four Bundesliga games  (three defeats, one draw). Their last victory was the 4-1 win against Bayern Munich in September.

For Union Berlin, they are unbeaten in their last six games (three wins, three draws).

Hoffenheim are 12th on seven points on the log while Union Berlin occupy seventh spot on nine points.

And in Turkey, Olanrewaju Kayode featured for Sivasspor who held Hatayspor to a 1-1 away draw in the Super Lig.

The draw ended Sivasspor’s run of three straight defeats.

Kayode who was in the starting eleven for Sivasspor was later withdrawn with 13 minutes left in the game.

It was his fourth league appearance for Sivasspor without a goal. However, he has scored two goals in the Europa League.

By James Agberebi 

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