Ighalo on fire as Watford thrash Liverpool in one-sided EPL clash

By Nelson Dafe on December 21, 2015

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Super Eagles hitman Odion Ighalo continued his fantastic form for his club in England as he scored a double to help his Premiership side Watford to a surprisingly comfortable 3-0 win over visiting Liverpool on Sunday evening.

Liverpool’s hung-looking Hungarian goalkeeper Adam Bogdam, making his first appearance for the Scousers, failed to handle a simple cross into his box, allowing Nathan Ake to head home the opener in the third minute.

Ighalo doubled Watford’s lead later in the first half, when he collected a through ball from strike partner Troy Feeney and then brushed off the challenge of Liverpool’s veteran defender Martin Skrtel to score from a tight angle.

Ighalo was a constant thorn in the flesh of the Liverpool defence with his physique and intelligent movement. He scored his second goal, and Watford’s third, in the second half with a simple header.

The Nigerian striker has now scored 28 goals this year, the highest return of any player across the English divisions.

Liverpool were a disappointing unit and failed to show their aggressive gegenpressing (counter-pressing) football that is associated with their new German Manager Jurgen Klopp.

The visiting manager said after the match: “It was a deserved win for Watford. Not because

of our faults, but more because of the reaction to our faults.”

On his part, Watford Manager Quique Flores said of the game: “Of course we want to dream but we want to remain humble. This is our one advantage, because the Premier League is very tough.

“We have a lot of matches and we never underestimate the teams we play. We are completely happy with the performance. It was an amazing victory against an amazing team.”

•Photo shows Odion Ighalo celebrating a goal for Watford.

Source Daily Sports

Posted December 21, 2015


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