Ighalo Scores First Manchester United Goal In Win Against Club Brugge
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Ighalo Scores First Manchester United Goal In Win Against Club Brugge

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Odion Ighalo scored his first goal for Manchester United in the club's 5 -0 thrashing of Club Brugge in the Europa League round 32 tie.

The former Nigerian international, who was starting his first game for the Red Devils, scored the second goal of the game off a cut back from Juan Mata.

Bruno Fernandes had given United the lead on 27 minutes when he cheekily converted a penalty after Deli Simon was shown red for deliberately handling a Daniel James shot.

With the Belgian side playing with a man deficit, United stamped their authority on the game, creating several chances.

Seven minutes after the opening strike, the home side doubled their lead. Bruno Fernandes was once again involved in the build-up to the goal.

The Portuguese midfielder received the ball from Luke Shaw at the edge of the box. He twisted his marker inside out before playing a superb pass to Juan Mata whose cut-back was poked home by Ighalo.

The former Watford man raced to the corner flag where he performed his trademark celebration before dedicating the goal to his late sister who passed on in December.

Ighalo's strike was the first scored by a Nigerian for Manchester United and also the first by an African since Eric Bailly last scored for United in August 2017.

The goal came in the striker's fourth game since he joined Solskjaer's side on a six-month loan deal from Chinese Super League club, Shanghai Shenhua.

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