Ighalo Opens Account As Everton Hold Watford
NIGERIAN Super Eagles Striker, Odion Ighalo, was among scorers in the opening day of the 2015/2016 English Premiership League season, scoring in the 83rd minute, putting Watford back in front seven minutes from time.
Miguel Layun’s early opener looked set to snatch all three points for The Hornets as Romelu Lukaku and Arouna Kone missed golden chances to equalise for the home side.
Ross Barkley finally fired a long-range equaliser in the 76th minute and Kone fired a second equaliser three minutes later. Earlier, Louis van Gaal’s new-look Manchester United kicked off their campaign with an unconvincing 1-0 win over Tottenham in the lunchtime kick-off at Old Trafford.
Romero replaced regular number one David de Gea who watched from the stands after Van Gaal claimed he was not able to focus following interest from Real Madrid. Memphis Depay, arguably the most impressive of the United new boys, played a key part in the counter-attack, which led to Walker’s unfortunate goal.
Claudio Ranieri marked his return to the Barclays Premier League in style as Leicester built on last season’s stunning survival mission by thumping dismal Sunderland 4-2 at the King Power Stadium. But there was a harsh lesson for Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth who dominated for long periods at home to Aston Villa before visiting substitute Rudy Gestede grabbed the only goal of the game in the 72nd minute.
A late disallowed goal from Cameron Jerome denied Norwich the chance of a point as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Carrow Road. Wilfried Zaha and Damien Delaney put the Eagles in charge before Nathan Redmond hauled the home side back into the game in the 66th minute.