By Johnny Edward:
Odion Ighalo missed several chances as Watford lost 1-0 at Manchester United in a Premoer League clash on Wednesday.
It was the fifth straight match in which the Super Eagles striker and Watford top scorer has failed to score.
The Nigerian international who has scored 15 goals so far this season was replaced by Nordin Amrabat in the 75th minute of the defeat. Mata scored the only goal with a late freekick.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun starred for FSV MAinz who handed Bayern Munich their second Bundesliga defeat at Allianz Arena on Wednesday.
Jhon Cordoba’s late goal gave Mainz a shock 2-1 win over Pep Guardiola’s side who still led the log with five points ahead of closest rivals Borussia Dortmund.
The Colombian scored in the 86th minute to earn the visitors all three points after Arjen Robben had cancelled out Jairo Samperio’s opener.
The game was Balogun’s 16th appearance in the Bundesliga and 18 in all competition for fifth placed Mainz.
At the Bay Arena, Anthony Ujah came on for the last six minutes when he replaced Claudio Pizarro in Werder Bremen’s 4-1 demolishion of Bayer Leverkusen. Ujah has scored nine goals in 24 Bundesliga appearances.
At White Hart Lane, Emmanuel Emenike made his fourth appearance for West Ham who beat Tottenham Hotspurs by a lone goal at the Boleyn Ground.
Michail Antonio scored with a near-post header in the seventh minute to maintain Slaven Bilic’s side unbeaten streak in the
league in front of their own fans since 22 August. Since then they have taken 23 points from a possible 33.
Emenike was replaced by Andy Carroll in the 73rd minute.
While his compatriot, Victor Moses was left out of the team that. He has played 16 games for the Hammers scoring once.
Kelechi Iheanacho made his 18th EPL appearance for Manchester City who lost 3-0 to Liverpool at Anfield.
It was City’s third successive Premier League games for the first time since November 2008.
In Scotland, Efe Ambrose watched from the bench as Celtic drew goalless at home to Dundee United.