Odion Ighalo was a hot commodity before the second half of last season in the EPL as he dazzled Hornets fans and indeed the watching world with his mesmerizing goal banging skills. helping the newly promoted side to a 13th spot finish last term.
Though the goals almost dried up in the turn of the year – 2015 to 2016 – and criticisms kicked in, the 27-year-old did not quit and neither did he fall to suitors from the Chinese Super League.
He had not scored a Premier League goal since May so when his deflected shot hit the back of he net in last weekend’s game against West Ham United, it brought relief not only to the fans as their team launched a spirited comeback but also for the Nigeria International who has now declared hes setting his sights on producing more of the the same.
Ighalo opened his 2016-17 EPL goal campaign with a 41st minute strike that gave Walter Mazzarri’s men the impetus to fight and eventually leave the Olympic Stadium with all three wrapping up the game 4-2 ; their first win of the season.