Iheanacho, Mahrez and Bounou: What did you miss this weekend?

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  1. Insightful details from the weekend
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    Insightful details from the weekend

    In this feature, GOAL picks out some of the under-the-radar stats you may have missed this week - and explains what they mean for Africa's biggest stars.

  2. Emmanuel Dennis
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    Emmanuel Dennis

    Despite Watford scoring twice in their 3-2 defeat by Arsenal, Dennis fired blanks for the eighth time in his last nine Premier League games.

    Strikingly, the forward’s Expected Goals of 0.7 was his second-highest xG return in a single game.

    The Hornets’ top scorer has now missed three big chances since his last goal—a header at Aston Villa.

  3. Yassine Bounou
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    Yassine Bounou

    Bono went into Sevilla’s game at Deportivo Alaves facing the possibility of conceding in three league games on the trot for the first time this season.

    While the Seville outfit did not win on Friday, the Morocco goalkeeper thwarted both of the hosts' shots on target to maintain his record.

    Julen Lopetegui’s team fell eight points behind leaders Real Madrid following the goalless encounter at the weekend.

  4. Kelechi Iheanacho
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    Kelechi Iheanacho

    ‘Seniorman’ delivered an assist for Hervey Barnes’ winning goal against Leeds United only six minutes after replacing Jamie Vardy in the 61st minute.

    Iheanacho is now up to five league assists this term, interestingly joint top with Barnes despite starting only six times in 2021/22.

    Only four Leicester City players have contributed to more goals than the Nigeria forward (seven), and his absence of game time, while understandable, still frustrates several supporters.

  5. Terem Moffi
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    Terem Moffi

    While this season has not been Moffi’s finest in front of goal, the Lorient forward is up to four goals in Ligue 1 this term.

    However, having initially seen his first two goals of the campaign aid his side’s victories over Monaco and Lille, the striker’s last two strikes have come in defeats by Nantes (4-2) and Olympique Lyon (4-1).

    Lorient face Clermont Foot next week, and the Nigerian will hope to get a fifth Ligue 1 goal which hopefully results in a victory for the relegation-threatened side.

  6. Riyad Mahrez
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    Riyad Mahrez

    Mahrez has carried a threat since he moved to English football, proving to be a menacing presence from wide positions.

    Having said that, he had never scored a league goal against Manchester United, neither during his time at Leicester nor at Man City.

    That changed on Sunday, with the Algeria superstar netting not one but two goals in a 4-1 demolition of the Red Devils.

    Mahrez is now City’s top goal contributor with 14, two higher than Kevin De Bruyne (12).