Chukwueze makes cameo as Toko Ekambi's goal secures Villarreal win against Espanyol

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The Nigeria international was introduced late on in Sunday's league fixture but the Yellow Submarine were able to secure maximum points in Catalonia

Samuel Chukwueze made a nine-minute cameo appearance as Cameroon's Karl Toko Ekambi scored the winning goal in Villarreal's 1-0 win over Espanyol.

Toko Ekambi's 17th-minute effort was the difference at the RCDE Stadium on Sunday as Villarreal bagged their fourth La Liga win of the season.

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The strike was the Cameroon forward's third goal of the season as Javi Calleja's side returned to winning ways after their 2-1 loss to Osasuna before the international break.

Toko Ekambi was later replaced by Chukwueze in the 81st minute while his compatriot Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, who is on a season-long loan from Fulham, played from start to finish.

The win moved Villarreal to sixth in La Liga table and they host Deportivo Alaves for their next match on Friday.