Last night brought delightful moments for Nigerians across the world as the nation’s son Odion Ighalo grabbed a brace for the mighty Manchester United.
The occasion was an FA Cup fifth round away trip to Derby County which United won 3-0. Earning his second start since making the move on January 31st, Ighalo smashed in United’s second on 41 minutes and his brace on 70 minutes.
The 30-year-old striker was found by Luke Shaw in the box before evading two markers to drive with his left boot in the bottom corner for 2-0.
Ighalo’s second came to kill the tie with 20 minutes to go. The Nigerian’s effort was saved but got a second invite which he hammered into the roof of the net for his third goal in five games.
Up next for Ighalo’s United is a dream Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Saturday in the Premier League at 18:30.