Goal rush pleases Watford striker Odion Ighalo

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Watford striker Odion Ighalo is delighted with his fine start to life in the Premier League after he added another two goals to his goalscoring tally against West Ham on Saturday.

Ighalo played a key role in helping Watford to climb into the Premier League at the end of last term in one of the automatic promotion spots.

The Nigeria international has continued his fine goalscoring form in the top flight and currently sits second in the scoring charts with seven, four adrift of Leicester’s Jamie Vardy.

The 26-year-old has been responsible for 70 per cent of Watford’s goals this season and insists he is relishing the opportunity to test his ability at the top level.

Watford, who are priced at 10.00 to be relegated, lie 11th in the Premier League and have been steady under new boss Quique Sanchez Flores, something Ighalo believes is more important than his personal achievements.

Ighalo said: “I’m happy about my goals, but I’m most pleased about the team’s performance. We played very well and we deserved the win and the three points0.”

Team-mate Ben Watson has also spoke highly of the striker and believes he has all the qualities to become a legend at the club as he admitted it is nice to be able to rely on the Super Eagles man in the final third.

Watson said: “We had created chances (against West Ham United), and if we didn’t score it would have been very disappointing.

“Maybe that’s been the case at home, as we probably haven’t scored as many goals as we would like. But you can always rely on Ighalo to get you a goal.”

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