Joe Aribo Bags First Premier League Goal for Southampton

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Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo scored his first English Premier League goal for his new team Southampton on Saturday.

The Saints were trailing behind at home with Leeds United leading 2-0 in the 60th minute, after a brace from Leeds United forward, Rodrigo.

In a bid to get back into the game, the Southampton Coach substituted Mohamed Elyounoussi and Stuart Armstrong for Joe Aribo and Adam Armstrong in the 61st minute.

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The substitutions paid off as Aribo scored his first goal for Southampton in the 72nd minute after taking advantage of a cross from Armstrong then Kyle Walker-Peters scored the equalizer in the 81st minute to end the game with a draw.

Speaking in an interview with BBC Solent Sport, Aribo said he was surprised to have scored the goal with his right foot because he is naturally left-footed.

“I’m buzzing I was able to leave my impact on the game,” Aribo told BBC Solent Sport. ”I’m happy I was able to help the team fight back.”

“I think the fans stayed behind us even when it got to 2-0.”

“Surprised I got my first Premier League goal with my right foot.”

“I thought I should have chested it and volleyed it but I keep learning.(Southampton’s comeback) just shows what we are capable of. It shows the spirit, hunger in the group.”

Source: The Nation

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