Ighalo’s Goals Sink Liverpool

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Watford profited from Liverpool’s calamitous opening at Vicarage Road to continue their remarkable rise with a fourth consecutive Premier League win.
Adam Bogdan dropped a corner with the very first touch of his league debut, allowing Nathan Ake to stab the home side ahead after just three minutes.
Odion Ighalo doubled the lead, firing in off the post from a tight angle.
And the Nigerian sealed a deserved victory with his 12th of the season, nodding in from Valon Behrami’s cross.
The Hornets, promoted from the Championship last term, move to within a point of the Champions League places.
Defeat for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who are now without a win in their last three league games, leaves them ninth – four points behind Quique Flores’ side in seventh.
With regular goalkeeper Simon Mignolet absent from the squad with a hamstring injury, 28-year-old Bogdan – who had previously only played in the League Cup since his summer arrival – was called in.
Just over two minutes into the match, he bounced Ben Watson’s corner at his own feet rather than making what looked like an easy catch. Replays suggested he might have had two hands on the ball when Ake pounced, but nonetheless it was a poor error.
“I had both hands on the ball but we are talking about a split-second. It’s not easy for the referee to see. If I catch the first ball there is no second one,” he said.


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