Jan 24, 2015 19:56:00
Odion Ighalo was in scintillating form as he smashed an awe-inspiring four goals past Blackpool as Watford battered Blackpool 7-2 in an English Championship game played on Saturday evening at the Vicarage Stadium.
Watford found themselves two goals down at the break, but they dug themselves out of that hole in sensational style with a devastating seven-goal showing after the break as Troy Deeny, Matej Vydra and Gabriele Angella also joined in the home side’s free-scoring run following last week’s 5-0 win over Charlton Athletic.
Within seven second-half minutes, the home side were back on terms as Ighalo tapped home a Miguel Layun centre from close range in the 47th minute before Deeney equalised five minutes later when he glanced home a Daniel Tozser corner.
And before the hour was up, Watford were incredibly 4-2 as Ighalo put his side ahead for the first time after a Layun cross was knocked down by Deeney and then Vydra made it 4-2, firing home an Anya cross was knocked down into his path.
Blackpool were utterly shell-shocked and in the 66th minute they conceded a fifth, Angella applying the finish after a Deeney header from a corner rebounded off a post.
Again an assist from the woodwork following a Deeney strike allowed Ighalo to complete his hat-trick in the 77th minute as the ball cannoned into the net off his chest.
And four minutes later the Nigerian had his fourth, with Watford’s latest close-range finish following more good work by strike partner Deeney.
With this massive victory, Ighalo who moved from Spanish outfit, Granada now boast of seven goals in four games as Watford climbed up to sixth position on the log with 47 points from 27 matches while Blackpool remain at the base of the log with 17 points.
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