The Watford forward has been named in Goal’s Best XI of MatchDay 15 of the English Premier League after another impressive display for the newly-promoted side.
The Nigerian striker scored one, assisted the other and had another wrongly chalked off for offside has Watford condemned Norwich to a 2-0 defeat.
Ighalo’s pace and power was too much for the visitors to handle has his constant torment of Norwich’s defence paid off when he scored the game’s second goal.
The win lifts Watford to ninth on the league after amassing 22 points from a possible 45, a mere four points behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspurs.
In other matches, there were surprise losses for Manchester City at Stoke City, Liverpool at Newcastle and Chelsea at home to Bournemouth while Spurs and Manchester United could only managed draws away to West Brom and at home to WestHam United respectively. Leicester City returned to the summit of the EPL with a fine 0-3 win at Swansea, with Algerian forward Mahrez netting a hattrick. Arsenal kept up the pace with a sweet 3-1 win over Sunderland.
Instead of the traditional big names, therefore, players from WestHam, Watford, Leicester, Stoke City and Bournemouth mostly populate the Premier League Team of Week 15.
Others who made the weekend’s best XI include: Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) in goal; Eric Pieters (Stoke City), Britos (Watford), Reid (WestHam United), Glen Johnson (Stoke City) made up the defence; in midfield, Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey, Leicester City’s Kante, Stoke City’s Arnautovic, Arsenal’s Mesuit Ozil and Leicester’s Mahrez.
Nigerian international and Watford striker Odion Ighalo was the only forward in the team.