Paul Onuachu was on target in Midtjylland’s 4-2 victory over Horsens in a Danish Superliga game on Friday evening.
The hosts got the game started courtesy Alexander Soerloth in the 13th minute. Jakob Poulsen swung in a cross from the left and the forward volleyed home past Jesse Joronen.
Mikkel Qvist then drew the visitors level ten minutes later. Right-back Jonas Thorsen swung in a cross from the right and after a scramble in the box, Qvist managed to turn the ball past Jesper Hansen.
Filip Novak restored the hosts' advantage in the 41st minute. Kian Hansen sent in a long throw from the left and Soerloth's header found Novak at the back post to head into an open goal.
Mikkel Duelund made it a two-goal cushion for the Wolves in the 75th minute. Soerloth embarked on a solo run before laying the ball off to Duelund who calmly dispatched past Joronen. The Yellow Danger, however, will not go down without a fight as they pulled a goal back courtesy Thorsen with four minutes left in the game.
However, the Nigerian striker put the game beyond doubt in the 87th minute. A long ball over the top found Soerloth and he laid the ball off for Onuachu to apply the simplest of finishes.
Onuachu who was cautioned in the 55th minute played the entire duration of the game and took his tally for the season to eight goals in ten appearances in the Danish topflight.
This win sees Jess Thorup’s side leapfrog Nordsjaelland - with a game in hand - to the summit of the Superliga log.