FA Cup: Ighalo Subbed On As Watford Edge Leeds

FA Cup: Ighalo Subbed On As Watford Edge Leeds

Izuchukwu Okosi:

Leeds conceded an own goal as Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo made his third FA Cup appearance of the 2015/2016 season on Saturday in Watford’s 1-0 win over the Championship at the Vicarage Road.

The former Udinese and Granada forward however started from the bench and was introduced by Quique Sanchez Flores in the 67th minute and had some goal-scoring chances upon his introduction into the game.

Ighalo was in action on January 9 against Newcastle United in the 3rd round and against Nottingham Forest in the 4th round 21 days later. His goal was the match winner in the latter game as the Hornets won 1-0.

Both teams created decent chances in the first half with two headed attempts made by Uruguayan defender, Miguel Britos.

Watford took the lead in the 53rd minute when Leeds defender Scot Wooten inadvertently scored an own goal with the knee as he attempted to clear a cross.

Capoue’s goal soon afterwards was ruled out as the referee spotted a foul in the build-up to the goal.

Odion Ighalo’s 90th minute shot was saved, few seconds after Ikechi Anya, the Scotland international of Nigerian heritage came off the bench.

Ighalo was brought down at the edge of the Leeds’ eighteen yard box but the ball was deflected out of danger.

It stayed 1-0 despite the late charge of Leeds to force an equaliser.