By Johnny Edward:
Odion Ighalo made Watford history on Saturday when he scored a brace against West Ham in a Premier League clash at Vicarage Road.
With his second brace of the season, the Super Eagles striker became the highest scorer in Watford’s Premier League history with seven goals, overtaking Heidar Helguson and Hameur Bouazza, both on six goals.
Ighalo, who scored one goal in each half, has now scored seven of Watford’s 10 league goals this season and assisted two.
Victor Moses started the match for West Ham.
Manchester City’s Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho was handed his first English Premier League start at home to Norwich at the Ethiad Stadium.
Iheanacho was replaced by Raheem Sterling in the 54th minute of his side’s 2-1 win against the Canaries.
Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Obi started for Chelsea as they slumped to their sixth defeat of the season, a 3-1 loss at home to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
A sublime brace from Philipe Coutinho and a clinical finish from Christian Benteke secured Jurgen Klopp his first win as Liverpool boss.
It was Mikel’ fourth start this season for the Blues.
Stoke forward Osaze Odemwingie was left out of the Stoke City squad that drew goalless against Newcastle United at St James Park.
In the English Championship, Carl Ikeme, watched from the bench as Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated Birmingham 2-0. It was his sixth straight bench role.
In Germany, Anthony Ujah scored a consolatory goal for Werder Bremen, his sixth in the league, as they lost 3-1 to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
At the WWK Arena, Leon Balogun played for an hour in FSV Mainz’ 3-3 draw against Augsburg.
It was his sixth start for Mainz this season.
In Scotland, Efe Ambrose replaced Jozo Simunovic in the 78th minute of Celtic’s 3-0 home win against Aberdeen.
Ambrose who has been called up for the Eagles 2018 World Cup qualifier against Djibouti next month has made eight appearances in the Scottish Premiership this season.