Only goals difference continues to keep the Cucumber Growers in the bottom three of the Spanish top flight after the 26-year-old scored a crucial equalizer en route to a shocking 2-1 win over high flying Real Sociedad.
Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo grabbed his first goal of the season for Leganes as Javier Aguirre’s men claimed only their fourth win of the season in breathtaking fashion on Sunday afternoon.
The former Chelsea defender missed the 5-0 defeat to Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Thursday but returned this afternoon to set Leganes on the path to victory.
Alexander Isak gave Sociedad a 20th-minute lead at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque, but shortly after the restart, the home side were back on levelled terms, all thanks to their Nigerian import.
Omeruo rifled home a powerful effort from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner after he was set up by teammate Martin Braithwaite following a corner.
Oscar then netted a late winner to lift Leganes to 18 points, tied with 17th-placed Mallorca as the battle for topflight survival continue to intensify.
The Nigeria international started 15 La Liga games for Los Pepineros this season, logging 1,324 minutes. Compatriot Chidozie Awaziem also saw action for the entirety of the game’s duration.