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Ighalo Lifts Watford, Arsenal, Leicester Win

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Aston Villa’s Alan Hutton pokes the ball in front of Odion Ighalo to score an own goal and restore Watford’s lead.   PHOTO: BBC SPORTS

Aston Villa’s Alan Hutton pokes the ball in front of Odion Ighalo to score an own goal and restore Watford’s lead. PHOTO: BBC SPORTS

Troy Deeney blasted his way into the Watford record books as his side turned the tables on fellow newly promoted side Norwich.

In the Championship last season, Norwich won 3-0 home and away but this game demonstrated why they face a battle to keep their spot in the top flight while Watford continue to improve under the guidance of Quique Sanchez Flores

Perhaps taking inspiration from the goalscoring exploits of Jamie Vardy, another former non-league man, Deeney fired in his fourth goal in as many games from the spot, a Premier League record for the Hornets. His strike partner Odion Ighalo sealed the victory in stoppage time.

Olivier Giroud will have his finger poised over the fast-forward button on his remote control when he watches this back.

He’ll skip past his horrendous own goal on the stroke of half-time. The striker, though, will be happy to play-back his vital goal as Arsenal got their title charge back on track.
On a far from convincing afternoon, Arsenal collected their first Premier League win since October against plucky Sunderland. 


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