How Ighalo equalled 95-year-old Man Utd record with FA Cup goal

first_img Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Super Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies6 Best Natural History Museums In The World On his third start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, against LASK Linz in the Europa League, he scored and contributed an assist in a 5-0 victory, before opening the scoring against Norwich on Saturday. Ighalo’s opener was cancelled out by a Todd Cantwell effort from range, although Harry Maguire bagged in extra time to send the northern giants through at the expense of Daniel Farke’s strugglers. Despite his immense scoring record in matches in which he’s started for United – all of which have been in cup competitions – the striker is yet to score in the Premier League for the Red Devils. He has made six appearances – all from the bench – amassing 83 minutes of action back in the top flight. “It is great to have the option to rotate,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport after the match. “Anthony Martial came on and did brilliant, but Odion gives me a chance to rotate. read also:Ighalo is a proven goalscorer – Solskjaer “He’s a proven goalscorer and played his part in both goals,” the Norwegian coach continued. “He is a great person to have around the dressing room too. “Odion knows how much we value him in and around the dressing room; he’s a goalscorer, a poacher, he’s strong, we can play the ball into him, he showed for the second and Paul [Pogba] found him.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Odion Ighalo’s goal for Manchester United against Norwich City in the FA Cup on Saturday means that the ex-Nigeria striker has equalled a club record that has stood for 95 years. In netting against the Canaries, Ighalo became only the second player in the club’s history to have scored in each of his first four competitive starts for the Red Devils. According to Opta, the previous player to do this was Jimmy Hanson, who achieved the feat in 1925 when he scored in consecutive starts against Hull City, Blackpool, Derby County and Aston Villa. The Manchester-born Hanson signed for United in 1924, but suffered a serious injury five years later, and was forced to retire. Back in 2016, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was on the brink of equalling Hanson’s record when he scored in three consecutive competitive outings for United. However, while the then-34-year-old made a strong start to life with the Red Devils after signing on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, he drew a blank in his fourth competitive start – against Hull – and missed out on Hanson’s record. Ighalo, however, has emulated Hanson’s achievement during a remarkable run early in his United career. The former Watford man began his scoring run with a goal in United’s 5-0 victory over Club Brugge in late February, before scoring twice against Derby County in the FA Cup in early March. Loading… last_img read more

Back on top: Badgers win national championship

first_imgErie, P.A. – Four national championships in six years. It doesn’t get much better than that.The Wisconsin women’s hockey team claimed the Western Collegiate Hockey Association conference trophy and playoff trophy, and now it completes the trifecta: bringing the National Championship trophy back to Madison after beating Boston University 4-1 Sunday afternoon.Senior forward captain Meghan Duggan held back tears while summing up the moment.“I don’t think you can set it up any better than this,” Duggan said. “What our team has done this year is all I could ask for from the girls. I’m just so proud of our team. Not only for tonight but just the way we carried ourselves the entire season. We worked day in and day out, and that really showed tonight. … We played for each other, we played for our school, our staff, and it’s just an outstanding feeling. We’ve been chasing after that trophy all year.”Junior forward Brooke Ammerman capitalized on one of the game’s few power plays, putting the Badgers on top 2-1 15:36 into the second period with what became the eventual game-winning goal.From the drop of the puck, Wisconsin controlled the pace and momentum of the game. Despite a goal-filled second period, the game was stuck at zero after the first period even with the Badgers creating plenty of scoring opportunities.“It was just a battle between two great teams,” Duggan said. “They have a solid defensive core. … I think it was just going to come down to who put the puck in the net first.”And that’s exactly how it went.Two and a half minutes into the second period, junior forward Carolyne Prevost fired a rocket five-hole from shortly in front of the blue line to put Wisconsin on the board first.Prevost also scored an empty netter in the final seconds of the game to make the win just a little bit sweeter.“Prevost had an exceptionally incredible game,” Duggan said. “She was moving her feet, she’s so fast – that girl, she can really fly by people – and she showed that tonight. They’ve been a core group for us, a backbone. Hats off to them tonight. Hats off to Prevost for hitting those two goals. She played big tonight, and that’s what we needed.”Prevost’s linemate, senior Mallory Deluce, scored a momentum-changing goal about 17 minutes into the third.As the clock wound down, Boston was starting to really push the tempo and bring the pressure, as it only needed a goal to tie the game up and send it to overtime. Junior forward Hilary Knight brought the puck across the blue line and sent it to the net. Deluce caught the rebound and shot it past BU’s netminder to give the Badgers their final push to the finish.“This is what we’re known for at Wisconsin,” Prevost said. “We have so much depth on all three lines. [Duggan] always says sometimes it’s not going to be their line that wins the game; it’s going to be the second or third line. We stepped up to the plate today.”Before the Badgers were even able to fight for the national title, they had to get past Boston College.In a close battle into the final minute, Wisconsin did not seem as on top of its game as normal. Sophomore forward Brianna Decker and Duggan helped get their squad back on track.With 48 seconds remaining, Duggan sent the puck to the net, where Decker picked up the rebound and knocked it in to seal the 3-2 win and send the squad into the national title game.“Big-time play by a big-time player,” Johnson said of Duggan’s initial effort. “When the game is tied, I think if you looked our season, when we need something to happen and we need someone to score a goal and make the play, [Duggan] has been able to do that, and so to cap it off today with a beautiful goal with under a minute to go was a big play for us.”The chemistry Wisconsin had this season was something most teams dream of possessing, and the Badgers believe it helped them achieve as much as they did. With that chemistry came a stronger team effort, and Johnson couldn’t be more proud.“They spent the whole season being a team,” Johnson said. “They’ve had a bulls eye on the front of their jerseys for a long time here. It’s tough to be No. 1 for any stretch of a season, but to not have lost a game since early November, that’s very difficult and certainly very challenging. They’ve been a strong team. They’ve got great chemistry; they’ve got great leadership. I’m happy for them. It was an outstanding group, and they earned the championship. We’re real excited to take the trophy back to Madison.”last_img read more