Sunday Sep 15, 2019. 10:00
Malian winger Moussa Djenepo is one of our top five African performers from Saturday’s Premier League action, as he continues to make a major impression in the English top flight.
Moussa Djenepo – Sheffield United 0-1 Southampton
Djenepo scored the decisive goal in the Saints’ 1-0 win at Bramall Lane on Saturday, striking a fine solo effort midway through the second half. The 21-year-old is a rising star in the English top flight and surely destined for bigger things if he continues his great form for Ralph Hasenuttl’s side.
Sadio Mane – Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle United
A double strike for Senegal star Sadio Mane, who put aside his angry strop from the Reds’ last match against Burnley to dovetail beautifully with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah (who scored the third goal) as Liverpool continued their perfect start to the 2019/20 campaign with a win against Newcastle.
Christian Atsu – Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle United
It was a day to forget for Newcastle United fans, but Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu at least put in a positive showing, providing the assist for Jetro Willems’ surprise opening goal and offering the visitors some good craft and pace in attack. The Black Stars man will look to continue being a strong creative force for the Magpies.
Serge Aurier – Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Crystal Palace
The Ivorian right-back thought he had scored for Tottenham when his 21st minute cross deflected into the back of Crystal Palace’s net via Patrick van Aanholt. Sadly it was credited as an own goal from the Eagles defender, but Aurier nonetheless did his hopes of becoming a Spurs regular no harm whatsoever in an emphatic 4-0 win.
Tammy Abraham – Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-5 Chelsea
Okay, we’re stretching this somewhat, as Tammy Abraham is an English national but does have a strong connection to Nigeria in his family tree. Regardless, the 21-year-old put in a superb showing for Chelsea in their thrilling 5-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers, becoming the youngest hat-trick scorer for the Blues.