Ighalo Strikes Twice From The Spot To Power Chanchung Yatai To Win In China


Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo returned to goal scoring ways with a brace from the spot for his Chinese side Chanchung Yatai in their 3-0 win over Dalian Yifan‎ in the Chinese Super League.


Ighalo was brought down for by Yang Shanping in the penalty area, the defender was sent off for the foul while Ighalo dispatched the spot kick into the net for his first goal of the game in the 4th minute of play.

Ighalo scored his second of the game five minutes before the half time break still from the spot after Adrian Mierzejewski had put them two goals ahead in the 29th minute of the one sided encounter decided at the Chanchung Stadium.

The brace increased Ighalo’s tally for the season to 11 in 15 games, four less than his total tally of 15 goals in 27 games last season, which was his debut season in the Chinese Super League following his move from Watford.

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He is currently the all time record top scorer of Chanchung Yatai after breaking the record of Bolivian midfielder Marcelo Moreno who scored 22 goals for the Chinese side between 2015 and 2016.

Ade Emmanuel