EPL: Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo Fails to Lift Watford Against Southampton

Odion Ighalo and Virgil van Dijk were inseparable during the match with the Nigerian again combining well with Deeney
Odion Ighalo and Virgil van Dijk were inseparable during the match with the Nigerian again combining well with Deeney.

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo couldn’t hit the ground running with goals as Watford drew 1-1 against Southampton at the Saint Mary’s Stadium in Saturday’s Premier League match.

The Nigerian international scored 15 goals during last season and was hoping to continue from that fine form but the Saints had other options as he was marked for the entire 81 minutes that he was on the pitch.

However, Etienne Capoue’s broke the deadlock in the 9th minute for the visiting team when he capitalized on a loose ball to slot home his first goal of the campaign.

The hosts, however, restored parity in the 58th minute through Nathan Redmond who volleyed the ball to the net after Watford goalkeeper, Heurelho Gomes fumbled with the ball.

Meanwhile, Ighalo’s inability to trouble the defense of Southampton was replaced in the 81st minute for Ikechi Anya.