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Okaka Bags Brace As Watford Edge Everton; Ighalo, Success Benched

Okaka Bags Brace As Watford Edge Everton; Ighalo, Success Benched

 

 

By Johnny Edward:

 

Nigerian forwards Odion Ighalo and Isaac Success were unused substitutes as Watford came from a goal down to beat Everton 3-2 in Saturday's English Premier League game at Vicarage Road..

The win ended the Everton's impressive winning streak of of nine game in their last 11 top flight meetings with Everton since March 1987.

Romelu Lukaku gave the visitors the lead in the 17th minute when he tapped into the net Gareth Barry's pass for his eighth goal of the season.

But Stefano Okaka, the Italian striker with Nigerian heritage, cancelled out the strike with a brilliant back heel in the 34th minute to draw Watford level at half time.

Okaka bagged his second goal of the game from Jose Holebas's corner to extend Watford's lead in the 64th minute after Sebastian Prodl had made it 3-1 heading in Jose Holebas' free-kick on the left flank as Watford come from behind to lead. 

Lukaku scored Everton's second goal in 86th minute of the encounter.

The result sees Watford move up to seventh on the log while Everton remain ninth.

 

 

 

 

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