African All Stars

Odion Ighalo steers Changchun Yatai to victory

15:27 EAT 15/09/2018
Odion Ighalo
The Nigeria international found the net to help the Changchun Stadium outfit clinch their eighth league win of the season

Odion Ighalo was on target for Changchun Yatai in their 3-0 victory over Guizhou Hengfeng in Saturday’s Chinese Super League encounter.

The 29-year-old continued from where he stopped before the international break notching his 17th goal of the season against Dan Petrescu’s side.

The former Watford striker scored the curtain raiser of the game in the 36th minute from the penalty spot.

Nemanja Pejcinovic then increased the lead in the 51st minute after benefitting from Long Tan’s assist. Three minute later, Pengfei Han was sent off after picking his second booking and Yatai soon capitalised on their numerical advantage by adding the third goal through Adrian Mierzejewski.

The victory propelled Chen Jingang’s men to the sixth spot in the log with 29 points from 22 games.

They face Shanghai SIPG in their next league game on September 22 and Ighalo will be looking to continue his imperative performance for the side.