Nigerian Internationals, Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo both rescued their club sides Manchester City and Watford, respectively as they earned their teams 3 points in the Barclays’ Premier League today.
Odion who yesterday put pen to paper, signing a 5-year contract extension with the English newcomers proved the faith placed on him. He scored the winning goal in the 59th minute of the clash with Swansea City on match day 5.
The 26 year old striker who initially moved to Watford on loan ahead of the 2014/15 season, but had that move finalised has now scored 22 goals in 43 appearances for Watford since joining in July 2014.
Iheanacho, on his part, rescued Manchester City from a goalless draw against Crystal Palace. He was an 89th minutes substitute for Ivorian Wilfried Bony. And his stoppage time winning goal came in the 90th minute from a quick pounce after a parried shot from Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, would prove the ultimate vindication for Pellegrini.
It will be recalled that Iheanacho’s debut for the former champions came in the 2-0 win over Watford.
Speaking at the end of the encounter, the 18 year old said: “I said to myself, ‘if I go in, I will do what he [Pellegrini] asked me.’”
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