Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo increased his goals tally to 14 having netted again in Monday’s home game against Tottenham Hotspur but there was no happy ending for the Hornets as their fine run was punctured as the game ended 2-1 in favour of the visitors.
It was substitute Son Heung-Min who turned the hero; scoring an 89th-minute winner to snatch all three points against 10-man Watford team at Vicarage Road.
Spurs had the upper hand in the early exchanges and they actually scored with their first shot of the match.
Erik Lamela scored the opening goal in the 17th minute, but Spurs were pegged back five minutes before the interval and it was red-hot Nigerian striker Ighalo that scored the equaliser.
Monday’s strike makes it the sixth Premier League game in a row that Ighalo found the net, stabbing low under Hugo Lloris after he had out-muscled Eric Dier in the area.
With his latest effort, in total, Ighalo has scored 30 league goals in 2015, more than any other player in England’s top four divisions.
However all the nice statistics will add very little to Watford as they were reduced to 10 men in the 62nd minute as Nathan Ake saw red for a high challenge on Erik Lamela that Anthony Taylor deemed as dangerous.
Spurs made their numerical advantage count as substitute Son wrecked havoc when he flicked home inventively from Kieran Trippier’s cross after Heurelho Gomes was only able to punch the full-back’s initial delivery straight back to him.
With the maximum away points, Spurs are momentarily up to third, three points behind leaders Leicester City, while Watford stay seventh and miss the chance to move level on points with Mauricio Pochettino’s men.