Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo was on the losing side as his premier league side Watford FC went down 2-1 to in-form Leicester City at the King Power stadium on Saturday to go level on points with Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the table.
The prolific Super Eagles forward who failed to get on the score sheet despite putting in a formidable performance watched helplessly as his opposite number Vardy extended his lead over the Nigerian on the top scorers chart.
Ighalo who is second on the scorers log is currently tied at seven goals with Algerian star Mahrez, five goals behind Vardy who has now scored in nine successive Premier League game, equaling Alan Shearers record.
Gomes gavce Leicester the lead, somehow letting Ngolo Kante’s tame shot slip through before Vardy made it 2-0 from the spot. A Troy Deeney penalty gave Ighalo and his team mates hope but Leicester closed it out with a solid display to take home maximum points.
Still, a seventh win of the season took Leicester behind the top two on goal difference alone. Needing a remarkable escape from relegation last season, their 25 points from 12 games is as many as they managed in their first 31 last term.