Too Good, Too Bad: The Best & Worst of Africans Abroad

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  • Victor Lindelof Eric Bailly Man Utd 2021-22Getty Images

    Review of Africans in Europe

    Different African stars were in action across the weekend in different leagues and some, unfortunately, found themselves writing unwanted history. 

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 2020-21Getty Images

    Too Bad: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    The penalty miss against Watford meant Aubameyang has missed consecutive Premier League penalties, having missed only two of his first 11 spot-kick attempts in the competition.

    He has failed to score four of his 13 league penalties for Arsenal. The Gunners, however, ended up winners as Smith Rowe scored the only goal of the game in the 56th minute.

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    Too Good: Wilfried Zaha

    His goal against Wolves meant the Ivorian has scored in back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since October 2020, while his opener for Crystal Palace was his first league goal against Wolves since October 2012 in the Championship.

  • Eric Bailly - Manchester UnitedGetty

    Too Bad: Eric Bailly

    He became the first Manchester United player to score an own goal in the Premier League's Manchester derby on Saturday. 

    The only other own goals in this fixture in the Premier League were in favour of the Red Devils in February 2005 when Richard Dunne scored against his team and in April 2013 when Vincent Kompany struck another own goal.

  • Mohamed Salah Manchester United Liverpool Premier LeagueGetty

    Too Bad: Mohamed Salah

    Salah -  who has scored nine goals in eight Premier League appearances against West Ham - did not become the seventh player to score 10-plus goals against the Hammers in the competition. 

    As the Egyptian did not score, Liverpool went down 3-2 at London Stadium on Sunday.

  • Joseph Ayodele-Aribo of Rangers.Rangers FC.

    Too Good: Joseph Ayodele-Aribo

    Ayodele-Aribo opened the scoring for Rangers who picked up a 4-2 victory against Ross County in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

    He found the back of the net in the 19th minute before assisting Juninho Bacuna to score the third for Rangers in the 49th minute.

  • David Okereke Empoli Venezia Serie A 11092021Getty

    Too Good: David Okereke

    With an assist from Ethan Ampadu, the Nigerian struck the winning goal for Venezia who took the three points courtesy of a 3-2 victory against Jose Mourinho's AS Roma in a Serie A encounter on Sunday.

    The win was Venezia's second in five league games.