Ahmed Musa from Nigeria nets first Premier League goal

  • October 24, 2016

Ahmed Musa, the Nigeria forward scored his first goal in Premier League as champions Leicester City beat Crystal Palace 3-1 yesterday.

In the absence of Jamie Vardy, Claudio Ranieri, Leicester manager showed faith in Musa which he proved right with a goal.

Ahmed Musa is the 29th Nigerian player to score in the English top flight, joining the club with Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Kanu Nwankwo and Austin Okocha among others on the remarkable roll.

Musa struck on 42 minutes as the Foxes took the lead in a tight first half at the King Power Stadium. The Nigeria forward struck from outside the area following good work by Algerian striker Islam Slimani, who displayed impressive upper-body strength before teeing him up with a delightful ball.

Musa had the option of passing to Riyah Mahrez on his right but showed the belief and composure of a veteran to fire past Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda from 20 yards out.

It was Musa’s first goal for Leicester since completing his move from Russian club CSKA Moscow in the summer.

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