Impressive Super Eagles Star Equals Premier League Record Held by Cantona, Klinsmann, Robben

Impressive Super Eagles Star Equals Premier League Record Held by Cantona, Klinsmann, Robben

  • Emmanuel Dennis was on target for Watford in their 4-2 loss to Watford in the English Premier League on Sunday
  • The Nigerian international becomes only the sixth player in Premier League history to reach both five goals and five assists in 12 or fewer games
  • Eric Cantona (11 games), Jurgen Klinsmann (12 games), Arjen Robben (11 games), Andrey Arshavin (10 games) and Bruno Fernandes (nine games) are holders of the record

Nigerian international Emmanuel Dennis has equaled the Premier League record set by legends Eric Cantona, Jurgen Klinsmann, Andrey Arshavin, Arjen Robben and Bruno Fernandes.

The Super Eagles star found the back of the net in Watford’s 4-2 loss to Leicester City, having grabbed his side’s second goal of the encounter, Sky Sports reports.

Following the strike, the 24-year-old has now scored five goals and provided five assists in 12 Premier League games for The Hotnets.

Emmanuel Dennis
Emmanuel Dennis celebrates one of his goals fow Watford. Photo: Tony Marshall
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According to Complete Sports, this means he is only the sixth player in Premier League history to reach both five goals and five assists in 12 or fewer games, after Eric Cantona (11 games), Jurgen Klinsmann (12 games), Arjen Robben (11 games), Andrey Arshavin (10 games) and Bruno Fernandes (nine games).

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Also on target in Sunday’s game was Ademola Lookman, who opened his Premier League goals account for Leicester.

Carrick faults referee’s decision to hand Chelsea penalty against Man Utd

Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Michael Carrick was not impressed over the referee’s decision to award Chelsea a penalty in their 1-1 draw with the Blues at the Stamford Bridge.

With Chelsea missing a handful of chances in the first half, the second half was more of an open contest as the Red Devils got their noses in front following a huge error from Jorginho.

The Italian midfielder who was the last man in defence controlled the ball into Jadon Sancho's path as the Englishman had to run 30-yards before applying the finish to make it 1-0.

Jorginho made amends for his error as he converted his spot-kick in the 69th minute to make it 1-1 after referee signaled a penalty in a controversial manner.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka was penalised for kicking Thiago Silva while trying to clear the ball, but replays show referee Anthony Taylor made the right decision which infuriated Carrick.

Newcastle United to chase Zinchenko in January

Legit.ng earlier reported that English Premier League outfit Newcastle United are prepared in bolstering their squad and will attempt to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City.

Since the Saudi Public Investment Fund and the Reuben Brothers, took over at the St. James’ Park, the Baggies are expected active in the transfer market.

It was gathered that the Premier league club are desperate in signing the Ukrainian international on loan as soon as the January transfer window opens.

Source: Sports Brief News