With most leagues in Europe on break, here is how the few Super Eagles players who played at the weekend performed – Ahmed Musa makes match day squad.
John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme ended the year on a winning note, after Hapoel Beer Sheva’s hard-fought 1-0 win at Ashkelon. While Ogu lasted the 90, his compatriot at the club, Nwakaeme, played for just an hour, after he appeared to be have picked up a knock.
In England, Alex Iwobi was on for 74minutes as a late Jay Rodriguez penalty denied Arsenal all three points at the Hawthorns. Iwobi was one of the better players for the Gunners, with two key passes and duels won in their last game of 2017.
Earlier on, Victor Moses helped Chelsea to a heavy win over Stoke City at Stamford.
Playing for just under an hour, Moses was his usual self, before he was substituted for Davide Zappacosta, with the Blues leading 3-0 lead courtesy of goals from Antonio Rudiger, Danny Drinkwater and Pedro Rodriguez.
Moses watched on from the bench as Chelsea went on to win 5-0, with Willian Borges and his replacement, Zappacosta, joining in on the act.
At Anfield, there was a surprise inclusion to the Leicester City match day squad that took on Liverpool.
Attacker, Ahmed Musa made a return to the Leicester bench, but played no part as the Reds came from behind to defeat the Foxes 2-1 thanks to a Mohamed Salah double.
However, national team mate, Wilfred Ndidi, lasted the 90, putting up a brilliant performance in his defensive midfield role.
It was Ndidi’s 21st game of the season and he was booked in the 62nd minute. Meanwhile Kelechi Iheanacho missed out totally from the trip to Anfield.
Finally, in the championship, Ola Aina was on from start to finish as his struggling side, Hull City were held to a 2-2 draw by Fulham at the KCOM stadium.
The Tigers took a 2-0 lead, but threw it away as a brace from Aboubakar Kamara ensured the spoils are shared.