EPL Saturday Roundup: Man United Falter Against Iwobi-inspired Fulham, Arsenal Ruthless In Win Over Newcastle

EPL Saturday Roundup: Man United Falter Against Iwobi-inspired Fulham, Arsenal Ruthless In Win Over Newcastle

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The 2023/2024 Premier League campaign will end in May with only 12 games remaining for all 20 clubs after this weekend’s round of matches.

Prime Business Africa’s Izuchukwu Okosi recaps what went down in the games across England.

Saturday’s matches in the Premier League began with Fulham’s 2-1 away win against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Nigerian duo of Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi scored the two goals for the Cottagers while Harry Maguire’s strike – sandwiched in between the two goals ‘made in Nigeria’ – proved to be only a consolation.

That was Fulham’s first victory at Old Trafford since 2003 which has dented United’s hopes of a top-four finish.

Phil Foden was a star on the night as Manchester City fought hard to kick in their narrow 1-0.

Aston Villa pe their hold on fourth place with a 4-2 victory against a resilient Nottingham Forest to go five points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in fifth.

Goals from Ollie Watkins and Douglas Luiz twice made it 3-0 inside 39 minutes. However, Moussa Niakhate reduced the deficit at half-time.

Arsenal’s Champions League aspirations may have taken a blow this week after losing 1-0 to Porto in the round of 16 but in the Premier League, they have remained dominant.

Mikel Arteta’s side defeated Newcastle United 4-1 at the Emirates to close down the gap between them and the top two sides in Liverpool and Manchester City.

The Gunners went ahead when Sven Botman inadvertently bundled the ball inside the Newcastle goal.

Kai Havertz, Bukayo Saka and Jakub Kiwior grabbed the other three goals for the north London giants at the Emirates stadium.

Former Arsenal youngster, Joe Willock who came off the bench in the second half for the Toons scored a mere consolation deep in stoppage time.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

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