Deeney Thrilled As Ighalo Ends Goal Drought

Deeney Thrilled As Ighalo Ends Goal Drought


Watford captain, Troy Deeney, has expressed delight after strike partner Odion Ighalo ended his goal drought in the Hornets 4-2 away loss to relegated Norwich on Wednesday.

Ighalo scored Watford's second to make it 3-2 after Deeney had put his side ahead early in the game.

It was his first goal in 13 games and 15th in the league this season.

His last goal was in a 2-1 win against Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at the Emirates.

Speaking on, Deeney praised Ighalo for his goal scoring record in his debut season.

"It was lovely for Odion to get his goal," said Deeney.

“It’s been a little while for him but I think he’s on 17 now, and you can’t argue with that for a first year in the Premier League.”

Reflecting on the loss against Norwich, Deeney lamented the manner in which they conceded against Norwich.

"We wanted to go out fighting and to please our fans, and we had a go going forward, but we conceded four sloppy goals from our point of view.

"After a good start it was disappointing to then be behind so quickly, and conceding two in something like two minutes really hit us.

“We got back into it when Odion scored after half-time, but the same thing happened and they scored one up the other end to kill the game.

Deeney however hoped that Watford would put things right in their final game of the season at home to Sunderland.

“It’s frustrating and it’s disappointing, but we’ve got a few days now to recover and prepare for Sunderland, so let’s make sure we put it right on Sunday.”