Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo, continued his superb scoring run for Watford in the English Championship by scoring a couple of goals in his side’s 3-0 win over Rotherham United on Tuesday.
The former Udinese man scored his goals, which sandwiched that of Troy Deeney, inside the hour mark to help his English club stay within playoffs in the standings.
Ighalo with his first real chance of the match held at Vicarage Road scored. The 25-year-old pounced on a chance and calmly finished off with his left foot past Rotherham goalkeeper Adam Collin for the opening goal of the contest in the 16th minute.
Much was not seen of Ighalo in the first half until a minute before the break when he skied a left-footed effort from outside of Rotherham’s box over the bar.
In the 54th minute, Deeney doubled Watford’s lead and two minutes later, it was Ighalo who put the game beyond Rotherham with a right-footed strike from close range.
The goal was Ighalo’s last major contribution to the game as he was substituted by Watford manager, Slavisa Jokanovic, and Matej Vydra took his place.
The Nigerian got a standing ovation as he made way with a quarter of an hour to play.
Ighalo has now scored 17 league goals for The Hornets this term.
Interestingly, Ighalo has scored more league goals – 13 – in 2015 than any other player in the top four tiers of the English league.