Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo finally made his debut for Manchester United on Monday night, February 17, in the Red Devils' 2-0 win over their much heralded opponents.
The encounter was a dream come true for Odion Ighalo as he had for years wanted to play for Manchester United in the Premier League.
Gone are the days when Odion Ighalo used to play on the streets in Ajegunle, Lagos, today, the Nigerian star is on the books of one of the biggest clubs in the world.
He did not have enough time to train with his new Manchester United teammates when he got to England as he was excused from the traveling team to Spain for winter training.
Super Eagles star beat Salah, Aubameyang to become highest scoring African in Europe, nets 18th goal of the season Manchester United started the match against Chelsea with high spirit, but they had to wait until the 45th minute before France international Anthony Martial netted the opener for them.
Before United took the lead at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea star had protested that United captain Harry Maguire be sent off following his challenge on Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi. But the referee ignored Chelsea's claim as Harry escaped been red carded in the tough Premier League encounter.
Chelsea really missed the service of main striker Tammy Abraham who was not available as the trio of Willian, Olivier Giroud and Michy failed to get needed shots for the Blues.
In fact, Frank Lampard's men only got 1 shot on target throughout the entire game against Manchester United in front of their faithfuls. They however had two goals disallowed due to the the referee's consultation on the VAR system which ruined the night for the Stamford Bridge landlords.
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However, Odion Ighalo came on in the 91st minute as replacement for Anthony Martial and the Nigerian had a shot on target against Chelsea. Ighalo even almost scored on his debut, but his strike was saved by goalkeeper Willy Caballero.