Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa was the hero for the Super Eagles of Nigeria as he netted twice to propel his team to a 2-0 win over Iceland in their Group D clash at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.
After a goalless first half affair which played host to few chances on the part of both sides, Musa edged Nigeria ahead on 49 minutes with a fine finish inside the Iceland box before completing his brace with 15 minutes to go after netting a superb solo goal.
Iceland wasted a glorious chance to get back into the game on 83 minutes following Gylfi Sigurdsson’s woeful penalty.
The Everton forward blasted the spot kick over the bar after substitute Tyrone Ebuehi was penalised for a foul in the box.
Nigeria thereafter held on for a first win and three crucial points in the race for last 16 qualification in Group D.
The win takes Gernot Rohr and his boys (3 points) ahead of Argentina (1 point) and opponents Iceland (1 point) on the table.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Argentina in their final Group D game, while Iceland face group leaders Croatia who are already through to the last 16.
Super Eagles XI vs. Iceland: Uzoho; Moses, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Idowu (Ebuehi); Ndidi, Mikel, Etebo (Iwobi); Musa, Iheanacho (Ighalo)