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Nigerian star reacts after ending goal drought against Villa

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 03/01/2019

Nigerian star Eberechi Eze has reacted after ending his goal drought in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on New Year Day Championship clash at Villa Park.

The 20-year-old QPR winger side have won in just one of their last five trips to the stadium and their struggles there were laid bare when they fell behind to a Tammy Abraham's opener in the 21st minute.

Eze told qpr.co.uk: "We knew it was going to be tough but i think we did ourselves proud with the way that we played.

"It's a tough place to come to get anything.

"We knew it was going to be a battle but I think we did ourselves proud with the way we played and, in the end, a point was probably fair."

"We had to dig deep at the end but it shows the resilience we've got now."

The former Arsenal youth-teamer who was among the goal scorers in the encounter got on the end of teammate Wszolek's right-wing cross in the 57th minute to finish off a swift move with a sumptuous effort for his side's second goal, thus ending his long wait for a goal since September 2018.

"It's been a while!" he joked. "I'm just happy to do what I can to help the team and luckily today it came off.

Eze has scored four goals and still has with QPR till June 2021.
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