Watford’s Nigerian international striker scored his ninth goal of the season against Norwich on Saturday on an afternoon in which he terrorised their central defenders all game.
Ighalo was pulled down for the penalty converted by captain Troy Deeney in the 30th minute and got his goal in the 90th minute. He found the net in the 37th minute but it was incorrectly ruled offside.
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He is now fourth top scorer in the Premier League and said in an interview after the game: “The key today was that we pressed them high and we didn’t allow them to play, so they played long balls and that’s what we were waiting for.
“When we got the ball we tried to play and counter them, so the game-plan really worked and we played really good today.
“I think today was one of our best games, after the West Ham game, so we want to keep pushing and see how far we are going to go at the end of the season.
“The teamwork has been great, you see the way we have been pushing ourselves and the team really worked hard from the first minute until the last minute today.
“We can’t single out any player today because from Heurelho to the top everybody really worked hard and we deserved the three points.
“We are happy and we just want to forget about today now because it’s gone. We are thinking about the next game because we want to try and win games.
“We know we’re going to have some difficult times, but if we keep picking up points now we know we are going to be safe at the end of the season.”
Watch the post-match interview: