Odion Ighalo’s fairytale continued in the Championship for Watford when he scored his 19th goal of the season.
The 26-year-old Super Eagles striker who made his senior debut for Nigerian against Uganda in Uyo turned Jonathan Woodgate inside out before curling in a stunner from outside the box in the 65th minute.
Ighalo is now the hottest property in English football since the turn of the year and is driving his side towards the Premier League with five games left.
The former Granada and Udinese forward has scored 16 goals in 2015 as Slavisa Jokanovic’s men moved up second in the table with 76 points in 41 games, a point behind league leaders AFC Bournemouth.
Watford have three away games against Millwall, Forest, Brigthon) and two home matches with Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday) before the end of the season.
Other Nigerian strikers who come close include Cologne striker, Anthony Ujah, who has netted ten times so far, three more than West Brom forward Brown Ideye and five more than the duo of Ikechukwu Uche and Emmanuel Emenike who have scored four and five goals each for their respective teams in the league.Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN