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

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Goal review the continent's best performers around the world this weekend, and name a few who under-performed

  1. Review of Africans abroad

    Review of Africans abroad

    How did Serge Aurier fare in Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Sheffield United, days after Spurs sloppily dropped points at home to Fulham?

  2. Too Good: Ismaila Sarr
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    Too Good: Ismaila Sarr

    Watford picked up a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town to return to winning ways after a 2-1 defeat by Swansea City last time out.

    Sarr was quite positive in his play and looked to take on his man whenever he had the opportunity, proving to be a menace for 90 minutes and drawing a plethora of fouls at Vicarage Road.

    The Hornets remain fifth in the Championship after securing their 11th league victory of the campaign.

  3. Too Bad: Hakim Ziyech
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    Too Bad: Hakim Ziyech

    While Chelsea picked up a 1-0 win at West London neighbours, Fulham, Ziyech cut a frustrated figure at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

    The Morocco superstar took several shots without success, failed to find teammates with passes that could have opened up the pitch and came out second-best in numerous duels.

    Facing the Cottagers was always going to be challenging, and Ziyech looked far from his best against Scott Parker’s men.

  4. Too Good: Serge Aurier

    Too Good: Serge Aurier

    The wide defender scored his first Premier League goal of the season as Tottenham Hotspur beat Sheffield United 3-1 at Bramall Lane.

    Aurier headed home from a Son Heung-min first-half corner which sent Jose Mourinho’s side into an early lead.

    The Lilywhites ran out deserved winners, thus returning to winning ways after that 1-1 draw vs Fulham in midweek.

  5. Too Bad: Sadio Mane
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    Too Bad: Sadio Mane

    Liverpool needed a win to supplant Manchester United at the top of the table, but the Reds were instead laboured at Anfield, struggling to fashion out decent goalscoring chances.

    Mane wasn’t at his best in the game, mostly unable to get the better of Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back as it ended goalless on Merseyside.

    The stalemate means Jurgen Klopp’s team remain three points behind the Red Devils after 18 games.

  6. Too Good: Kalidou Koulibaly
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    Too Good: Kalidou Koulibaly

    The Senegal star returned to the Napoli XI for the visit of Fiorentina on Sunday lunch-time, playing fairly well in the 6-0 hammering of the Viola.

    Koulibaly cleared a goal-bound Dusan Vlahovic effort off the line early in the second half to preserve the home side’s clean sheet in their deserved success.

    Following the victory, Gennaro Gattuso’s troops move above Roma in the table having also played a game less than the Giallorossi.