Date: 20th October 2015 at 6:20pm
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Odion Ighalo

24 January 2015 - Sky Bet Championship - Watford v Blackpool - Odion Ighalo of Watford celebrates scoring the sixth goal. Photo: Ryan Smyth/Offside

Odion Ighalo is English football’s top goalscorer with 21 goals this calendar year.

Pipping captain Troy Deeney to this honour is Odion Ighalo; English football’s top goalscorer this calendar year with 21 goals, so far. The Nigeria international, who only made his debut against Uganda back in March, has become an instant fan favourite at Vicarage Road after a fruitful debut season during their promotion winning Championship campaign and his profitable start to life in the Premier League this term. The 26-year-old, who originally joined the Hornets on loan from Serie A side Udinese last summer, netted 20 league goals in 35 appearances as Watford finished second in the second-tier to return to the Promised Land after a nine-year absence. Ighalo formed a formidable and destructive partnership with top goalscorer Deeney (21) along the way to their automatic promotion finish, before taking pole position in this season’s goalscoring charts with five goals in Watford’s opening nine fixtures, including a crucial winning brace at Newcastle United last month.

 
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