In this weekend's games Africans scored some crucial goals.

Emmanuel Adebayor netted the only goal as Arsenal struggled to beat Wigan. However Emmanuel Eboue dominated the headlines after this game, brought on as a substitute and subsequently replaced having been booed throughout an erratic performance that included tackling team-mate Adebayor and passing to a Wigan player.

Stoke City had a Malian and a Senegalese to thank for their point at Newcastle, Mamady Sidibe and Amady Faye cancelling out Owens brace, Faye's goal coming dramatically in the final minute.

Mwaruwari Benjani was the only other African scorer in this weekends games, the Zimbabwean striker opening the scoring in Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Fulham.

Surprisingly, no scorers in the Championship this week.

 

Emmanuel Eboue dominated the headlines, eclipsing Emmanuel Adebayor who scored the only goal as Arsenal struggled to their 1-0 victory over Wigan. The Ivory Coast international, booed by his own fans, got taken off having appeared as a substitute himself and left the pitch head down and dejected.

Stoke had Mamady Sidibe (Mali) and Amady Faye (Senegal) to thank for their point earned against Newcastle, Faye's last minute equaliser dramatically sealing the draw.

Finally, Zimbabwean Mwaruwari Benjani opened the scoring for Man City in their 1-1 draw away to Fulham.

Only two African scorers in this weekend’s Premiership but both clinched 1-0 wins for their teams: Mamaday Sidibe won the Stoke vs. West Brom relegation battle, the Malian netting an 84th minute winner. On Monday, Senegal’s Henri Camara scored the only goal for Wigan against Everton. 

In the Championship, Congolese-Belgian Emile Mpenza scored for Plymouth Argyle in their 2-1 home win against Cardiff. Hameur Bouazza, born in France but an Algerian international, scored what proved to be a consolation goal for Charlton in their 5-2 defeat at home to Sheffield United. Another Malian, Jimmy Kebe, scored the only goal for Reading but it wasn’t enough as Southampton pulled off a shock 2-1 win. Scots-Nigerian Chris Iwelumo scored twice for Wolves and they stayed top beating Blackpool 2-0.

There was another full round of Championship games on Tuesday but Iwelumo was the only player to score, netting another brace as Wolves won 3-1 against Sheffield United.

A frustrating weekend for Africans in the English Premiership this week with none of them troubling the scorers. In the battle of the Egyptians at the JJB Stadium, Middlesbrough's Mido got one up on Wigan's Amr Zaki as 'brough won 1-0. Despite neither scoring, Zaki impressed again, continuing the form that has led to him being compared to Alan Shearer. Everton's Yakubu also had a frustrating weekend in front of goal, missing several chances in their 2-2 draw with struggling Newcastle and although Chelsea won 2-0, Salomon Kalou had a late overhead kick disallowed for offside. No African scorers in the English Championship either this weekend, hopefully we'll see African scorers in a couple of weeks after the international break.

AFRICAN PLAYERS IN THE PREMIERSHIP… 

Gabonese international Daniel Cousin scored the winner for Hull City in a shock 2-1 victory against Arsenal at The Emirates. 

Amr Zaki scored again, netting the winner for Wigan against bottom club Tottenham. The Egyptian is the Premier League’s top scorer with 5 goals so far this season. 

…AND IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP 

Nigerian born Victor Moses scored the equaliser for Crystal Palace in their 1-1 draw away to Ipswich Town. 

 

Quincy Owusu-Abeyie scored Birmingham City’s second as they won 2-1 against Cardiff City, the Ghanaian also set up the first.