Odion Ighalo continued his hot streak of form and grabbed his 14th goal of the season but Tottenham substitute Son Heung-min broke Watfor...
Odion Ighalo continued his hot streak of form and grabbed his 14th goal of the season but Tottenham substitute Son Heung-min broke Watford’s hearts with an injury-time winner as Spurs snatched a 2-1 win against the 10-man Hornets.
Watford hung on for the best part of half an hour at Vicarage Road after Nathan Ake had been sent off in the second half but Son’s clever finish secured a dramatic win for Pochettino’s side. Odion Ighalo had earlier cancelled out Erik Lamela’s opener with his 14th goal as Tottenham climb to third, above Manchester City who play on Tuesday.
|Odion Ighalo performs his trademark celebration after his goal|
Pochettino has made few changes to his side this season but Spurs lined up in an unfamiliar 3-4-2-1 with Eric Dier dropping into a back three, presumably for extra cover against Watford’s deadly attacking duo Troy Deeney and Ighalo.
Tottenham Pochettino’s new system had kept the Hornets’ front two quiet for most of the half but Ighalo only needs a sniff and in the 41st minute he got it and the Nigerian maneuvered an awkward bouncing ball through the legs of Dier and poking an equaliser past Hugo Lloris.
The 26 year old Super Eagles striker will end the year with 30 goals in the calendar high and just two goals away from equaling the highest number of goals scored by a Nigerian player in the English Premier League; a record set by Yakubu Aiyegbeni