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Carabao Cup: Ighalo Fires Blank Again In Man United’s Win At Brighton; Iwobi Subbed On As Everton Thrash West ham

Carabao Cup: Ighalo Fires Blank Again In Man United’s Win At Brighton; Iwobi Subbed On As Everton Thrash West ham

Once again Odion Ighalo failed to get on the score sheet as Manchester United defeated Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0 away and advance into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, Completesports.com reports.

Ighalo who was replaced by Marcus Rashford in the 69th minute, last scored for United in June.

Scott McTominay opened scoring in the 44th minute before Juan Mata doubled their lead on 73 minutes.

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And with 10 minutes left in the game Paul Pogba scored to make it 3-0 in favour of United.

At Goodison Park Alex Iwobi was introduced for injured Richarlison in Everton’s 4-1 win against West Ham United.

Iwobi came on for the injured Brazilian forward in the 60th minute.

A hat-trick from in form striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin (11th, 78th, 84th minutes) and a goal from Richarlison (56th minute) secured Everton’s place in the last eight.

West Ham’s goal was scored by Robert Snodgrass in the 46th minute.

At Turf Moor, Manchester City bounced back from their defeat to Leicester City at the weekend to record a comfortable 3-0.

A brace from Raheem Sterling in the 35th and 49th minutes and a 65th minute goal by Ferran Torres sealed the win for Pep Guardiola’s side.

And in another Carabao Cup tie, Newcastle United beat Newport County 5-4 on penalties after 90 minutes of football ended 1-1.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Abdulrahman 4 years ago

    It’s time ighalo leave United. You’ve done enough. We appreciate you

    • akarigbo 4 years ago

      No let him remain there. Thought they said he was what they needed.

  • Ighalo needs to get with the program and start scoring for man utd. He needs to show more determination to get the goals. He is being given room and time to play. He has made history by being the first Nigerian to play for man u but he needs to establish that history with good performances.
    So glad to see iwobi firing on all cylinders, he has definitely picked up his game and wants to play regularly. Almost scored today with a shot that hit the post. If he continues this way he might be looking at double digits of goals at the end of the season.

  • GLORY 4 years ago

    I think Ighalo is no longer motivated to play. He seems to have come to that point in his career where he is divided between retiring outrightly and keep playing. Motivation to play is key to performance. Players must always find something to motivate them to play. Setting individual season’s target, and matchday/ game time targets can easily light up that fire over and over game. This is what put the likes of Messi and Ronaldo over the rest.

  • Did anybody notice Iwobi performance in that cameo appearance? One can clearly see his not playing has nothing to do with his ability but coach so haters should criticise the guy fairly

  • Southgate has just selected Saka in the latest England squad. O pari. This Southgate is just cashing out on English-born Nigerians.

    • Saka in England squad to face Belgium on October 11 (EUFA Nations league fixture). A competitive match o, not friendly.

    • Ikeben 4 years ago

      @Kel, It is now left for him to decide, NFF has done all they can do to get him. In fact, according to owngoal, he has been given deadline to begin his switch, if he wants to join the world cup party. It is left for him.

      But the temptation of Southgate is not small at all.

      Wherever he chooses, I will not hold it against him. His still our ambassador

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