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Ighalo becomes first Nigerian to score for Man Utd — after goal against Club Brugge

Ighalo becomes first Nigerian to score for Man Utd — after goal against Club Brugge
February 27
23:18 2020

Odion Ighalo, a former Super Eagles player, on Thursday night, scored his first goal for Manchester United in the 5-0 drubbing of Club Brugge in the Europa League round of 32 at Old Trafford.

With the goal, the 30-year-old former Watford striker is now the first Nigerian to score in United colors.

The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s inspired side had a very good first half of cracking football, which saw the team headed into the dug out with a 3-0 (6-1 on aggregate) lead.

Bruno Fernandes converted yet another penalty in the 27th minute of play for United after Simon Deli’s handball saw him sent off.


Ighalo then scored his debut goal for the club, turning home Juan Mata’s driven cross after a well worked move in the 34th minute of play.

Scott McTominay, who started his first game since returning from injury, added a third to put the tie beyond doubt.

Manchester United were three goals ahead at half-time at Old Trafford for the first time since December 2018, under José Mourinho (3-0 v Fulham in the Premier League).


The second half was not quite as action-packed as the first, as the pace of the game became slow immediately Fernandes was subtituted .

United tenacity, however, yielded in the final third as Fred found the back of the net from Jesse Lingard’s assist in the 82nd minute.

Fred scored his second of the night in 90+ 2 minutes to make it 5-0 for the Red Devils!

With the win, United have now qualified for the Europa League round of 16.



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