Odion Ighalo goal video v Liverpool: Watford star overpowers injured Martin Skrtel to put Hornets in control

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Odion Ighalo has been on fire for Watford, and Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel learned this afternoon that even the biggest and baddest Premier League centre-backs cannot deal with him on current form.

The Nigerian forward easily held the formidable Slovakian off on his way to bagging his 11th top-flight goal of the season, giving the Hornets a dream 2-0 lead at half time at Vicarage Road.

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Ighalo’s expert finish into the bottom corner on 15 minutes was equally as impressive as his strength in the build-up, while Troy Deeney deserves credit for a clever ball through to his strike partner.

Skrtel was given the run around so much by Ighalo that he injured himself before the break and needed substituting – a worry for Liverpool with fellow defender Dejan Lovren already on the sidelines.

It was striker Divock Origi who Jurgen Klopp turned to off the bench in an attempt to make the Reds more of an attacking force as they aim to turn around their two-goal deficit in the second half.

Watford were gifted a third-minute lead courtesy of a catastrophic error from stand-in goalkeeper Adam Bogan on his Premier League bow for Liverpool – on-loan Chelsea defender Nathan Ake the beneficiary.

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Victory for the Hornets – a fourth in a row in the league – will lift them four points clear of their illustrious opponents in the table at Christmas, and to within a point of the Champions League places.

Half-time: Watford 2-0 Liverpool

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