Wakaso Mubarak excels in Las Palmas La Liga win


Ghana international Wakaso Mubarak flourished on his return to the Las Palmas first team squad and played full throttle in Los Amarillos eased relegation fears with a surprising 1-0 win at Eibar on Friday.

Wakaso, who returned to the Amarillos squad for the game, was the first to send a strong signal of intent from the host.

The 25-year-old drew a low save out of Asier Riesgo in the 20th-minute then Aythami heading just wide from Jonathan Viera’s corner.

Wakaso missed the 2-1 loss against Barcelona with a suspension but was returned to the starting line-up at the Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa by manager Quique Setién and he made major contributions to the game for the win.

Bigas struck in first-half injury time to snap a run of three straight losses and move his team level with third-bottom Sporting Gijon on 24 points.

The result will come as a shattering blow to Eibar, who could have moved up into sixth place and Europa League contention with an expected win.

In a lively start, Dani Garcia had Eibar’s first chance with an effort that was blocked in the box, and then Willian Jose miscued a response from the visitors high and wide off the target.