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Ighalo Set Record At Watford, Grabs 13th EPL Goal

Posted: Dec 27, 2015 at 11:05 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nigeria international, Odion Ighalo on Saturday became the first player to score in five consecutive games for Watford FC in the English Premier League.

Ighalo, scored in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for his 13th EPL goal of the season.

The Edo State-born player had in the 56th minute put the Hornets ahead through a massive deflection by his marker Gary Cahill, after he had missed what would have been the curtain raiser for the visitors in the early minutes.

Ighalo whose 20 goals helped Watford to gain promotion to the EPL this season, also set another record of becoming the first Nigerian player to score in five consecutive EPL games.

His exploits which have raised the profile of the newly-promoted EPL side have continued to attract offers in Europe.

Ighalo who has scored 33 goals in 2015 to become the best striker in English’s all top four divisions, is now trailing the record set by fellow Nigerian, Yakubu Ayegbeni, who scored 16 goals for Portsmouth in the 2003/04 season.

Osaze Odemwingie follows Ayegbeni with 15 goals which he scored for West Bromwich Albion in the 2010/2011 season.

Interestingly, it turned out to be a sad Boxing Day for compatriot, Mikel Obi, who came on to replace Cesc Fabregas in the second half of the game.

Watford, which remains seventh on the table with 29 points from 18 matches following the draw at Stamford Bridge, will tomorrow at Vicarage Road host Tottenham for its 19th game of the season.