Categories: Sports

African Players In Europe: Partey Ends His Arsenal Goal Drought

Arsenal’s Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (L) is challenged by Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 1, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

 

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey scored his first Premier League goal since March for Arsenal, whose 3-1 derby win over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend kept them top of the table.

In another clash between London clubs, retired Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged his maiden goal for new club Chelsea in a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.

Usually prolific Mohamed Salah continues to struggle with Liverpool this season. The Egyptian failed to score in a 3-3 draw with Brighton — he has netted just two league goals in seven matches.

READ ALSOAs He Plots Liverpool Revival, Klopp Says Even Ronaldo Has Confidence Dips

Here, AFP Sport highlights African headline-makers in the major European leagues:

ENGLAND

THOMAS PARTEY (Arsenal)

He opened the scoring as the leaders enjoyed an impressive win against north London rivals Tottenham. Partey struck at the Emirates Stadium in the 20th minute with a superb first-time curler into the top corner from 25 yards. Mikel Arteta’s side went on to secure their seventh win from eight league games this season to retain a one point lead over Manchester City.

PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Chelsea)

The Gabon striker scored his first goal for Chelsea following his move from Barcelona as the Blues won at Crystal Palace. Former Arsenal star Aubameyang had gone without a goal in his first two games since returning to England on transfer deadline day. But the 33-year-old ended his wait to get on the scoresheet in the 38th minute at Selhurst Park, spinning to fire home.

SPAIN

INAKI WILLIAMS (Athletic Bilbao)

Fresh from making his international debut for Ghana, Williams put up a barnstorming performance to help Bilbao romp to a 4-0 win over Almeria. Williams opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a glancing header from a cross provided by his brother Nico. He had another well-taken goal ruled out for a marginal offside, and then set up Nico for the third goal.

ITALY

ADEMOLA LOOKMAN (Atalanta)

Nigeria forward Lookman made sure that Atalanta stayed level on points with Serie A leaders Napoli with the only goal in a 1-0 win over Fiorentina. London-born Lookman netted his second goal of the campaign and his first since the opening weekend of the season when he tapped in the winner from Luis Muriel’s low cross.

FODE BALLO-TOURE (AC Milan)

Left-back Ballo-Toure has been made a fringe player at AC Milan by Theo Hernandez, but the Senegal international had a huge hand in their thrilling 3-1 win at Empoli. The 25-year-old wept with joy after putting Milan back ahead with his first league goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time, just two minutes after Nedim Bajrami curled home what he thought was the free-kick which would earn Empoli a point.

GERMANY

SADIO MANE (Bayern Munich)

Mane scored his first goal at the Allianz Arena — and his fourth of the season — to help Bayern Munich to a 4-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the eighth match of the league campaign. The goal helped Mane break a mini goal drought dating back to the third league match of the season, which was also the last time Bayern won a league game.

OMAR MARMOUSH (Wolfsburg)

Wolfsburg’s Egyptian striker Marmoush scored a crucial goal against former club Stuttgart as the Wolves won just their second game of the season, 3-2 at home. Marmoush, who claimed three goals and five assists in 23 games on loan at Stuttgart last season, was promoted to the starting line-up in place of injured Germany striker Lukas Nmecha.

AFP

Emmanuel Egobiambu

Disqus Comments Loading...
Share
Published by
Emmanuel Egobiambu
Tags: Africans Europe Goal Partey

Recent Posts

  • Local

Immigration Apprehends 33 Illegal Migrants From Chad, Togo In Ogun

  The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service has intercepted 33 illegal migrants from two locations in the…

2 hours ago
  • Qatar 2022
  • Sports

Messi Inspires Argentina To Crucial Victory Over Mexico

  Lionel Messi helped keep Argentina's World Cup bid alive with the first goal in a 2-0 victory over Mexico…

2 hours ago
  • World News

‘We Cannot Be Broken’: Zelensky Vows On Anniversary Of Stalin Famine

  President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed on Saturday that Ukraine would continue to resist Russian attacks, as the country marked the…

3 hours ago
  • World News

Equatorial Guinea Ruler Obiang Re-Elected For Sixth Term

  Brand new homes intended for Equatorial Guinea's lower-income families have cropped up across the capital Malabo, but shanty town…

3 hours ago
  • Crime Watch

Suspected Homosexual Arrested For Raping Five-Year-Old Boy To Death In Ogun

  A 36-year-old suspected homosexual, Sikiru Ajibola has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly…

4 hours ago
  • Politics

I Will Name, Shame Oil Thieves, Atiku Tells Business Leaders

  The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has threatened to name and shame oil…

4 hours ago