It was a decent New Year for Nigerian players in England.
But Tammy Abraham captured the headlines in the Championship with a scintillating display for Aston Villa, where he scored a brace…..ouch!
Josh Maja and Eberechi Eze also hit the back of the net for Sunderland and QPR respectively.
Alex Iwobi registered an assist for the second consecutive time for Arsenal in their 4-1 win against Fulham.
Wilfred Ndidi was Tigerish for Leicester City who pipped Everton 1-0.
Futbalgalore.com has a lowdown on how Nigerian players fared in England.
Our first point of call is the English Premier League, where Alex Iwobi provided an assist for Arsenal who walloped Fulham 4-1 in the London derby.
He was replaced by Bukayo Saka in the 83rd minute.
Kelechi Iheanacho was not included in Leicester City squad that pipped Everton 1-0.
Midfield powerhouse Wilfred Ndidi lasted the full throttle for the Foxes.
Ademola Lookman was not added to Tofees squad as speculations mount on his future at the club.
Tammy Abraham continued his good form with another couple of goals in Aston Villa’s entertaining 2-2 draw with QPR at New Year.
The on-loan Chelsea striker has now hit 16 goals for Aston Villa in the English Championship this term.
Abraham, reportedly keen to end his loan from Chelsea and show his goalscoring ability in the Premier League, scored two crucial goals to take his tally to nine in the last five home games.
The former Swansea City forward has netted 16 goals in 20 league appearances this term.
He was on the mark in the 21st minute but a tenacious QPR shook Villa to the core when Luke Freeman equalised just before the break and then took a 57th-minute lead through another Nigerian born forward Eberechi Eze.
Eze was substituted in the 90th minute of play.
Semi Ajayi enjoyed full time action for Rotherham United in their 2-1 win over Preston North End.
It was a day to forget for Sammy Ameobi and his Bolton Wanderers teammates as they were thrashed 6-0 by Hull City in the English Championship at New Year.
The forward was hoping to add to his three-goal tally for the Wanderers but his team got a ruthless shock at the KCOM Stadium on Tuesday.
Ameobi was replaced by 28-year-old Polish forward Pawe Olkowski in the 82nd minute.
Midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo couldn’t rescue his Stoke City team from crashing 2-0 to Bristol City.
In the League One, Josh Maja scored the solitary goal for Sunderland as they pipped Blackpool 1-0.
Marc Bola and Nathan Delfounso were in action for the hosts.
Hope Akpan was missing in Bradford’s 3-0 thumping of Accrington Stanley.
Nicholas Ajose warmed the bench for Charlton Athletic in their 2-1 win against Walsall.
Victor Adeboyejo made a cameo appearance for Barnsley as they drew 0-0 with Luton Town.
The trio of Alex Samuel, Felix Onyedinma and Adebayo Akinfenwa failed to sparkle in Wycombe Wanderers’ 2-0 loss to Coventry.