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Sports News of Tuesday, 23 November 2021


Dennis surpasses Ighalo’s Watford record

Emmanuel Dennis Emmanuel Dennis

Emmanuel Dennis has surpassed Odion Ighalo’s goals and assists record at Watford after 11 games, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

The Nigerian forward, who joined the Hornets from Club Brugge in June, has made 10 starts scoring four times and making four assists since his arrival to surpass Ighalo, who scored three goals and had no assist.

The 23-year-old who scored on his debut for the club against Aston Villa was also on target in the Hornets win over Norwich, Everton and Manchester United – his latest victims last Saturday.

Dennis got a goal and two assists for the Hornets in the encounter. He also won six duels and made three recoveries. The former Brugges striker has now been directly involved in nine of the 16 goals scored by Watford in the Premier League so far this season.

Only Mohamed Salah has more involvement.

Dennis is currently joint-fourth in the assists table, sixth for goals and assists per 90 minutes and he is ranked in the top 10 for goals this season.

He will be aiming to add to his tally when Watford makes a trip to Leicester City on Sunday where Claudio Ranieri famously won the Premier League title.