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Ighalo’s Drought Continues As West Brom Beat Watford, Success Returns

Ighalo’s Drought Continues As West Brom Beat Watford, Success Returns

 

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo came on as a second half substitute for Watford who suffered defeat away to West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

 

Goals from Johnny Evans and Chris Brunt gave Tony Pulis' side a 2-0 lead into the interval but Christian Kabasele pulled one back for Walter Mazzarri's side on the hour mark, before Matthew Phillips' stoppage time strike ended Waford's dream of earning a share of the spoils.

 

Ighalo, who extended his goal drought to ten games this season, came on for Juan Camilo Zuniga in the 77th minute in what was his 13th Premier League appearance.

 

The 27 year old has scored three goals in his last 26 EPL games for the Hornets who dropped to tenth in the table while the Albions moved up to sixth on the log.

 

Another Nigerian, Isaac Success, was an unused substitute in the encounter having missed the last five weeks due to a hamstring injury.

 

The win was the third in four games for Pulis' sidewho visit in-form Chelsea next Sunday.

 

Evans headed in Brunt's corner in the 16th minute before Brunt scored from a free-kick in the 34th minute.

 

The hosts had to hang on after Christian Kabasele pulled a goal back in the 60th minute as the visitors rallied.

 

But Roberto Pereyra's red card for dissent with five minutes to play left the visitors down to 10 men and all but ended their challenge as Matty Phillips sealed the victory with a left-footed effort in stoppage time.

 

Watford face Everton in their next game.

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