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Ighalo scores brace as Al-Shabab extend lead on top of Saudi league


Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo scored a brace on Monday as Al-Shabab secured a 2-0 away victory against Damac.

The Nigerian international’s goals kept Al-Shabab on top of the Saudi Pro League table with five points ahead of second-placed Al-Hilal after twenty-one matches.

Ighalo’s gave Al-Shabab the lead after 12 minutes in the first half, thanks to an assist from A. Al-Zori before the home side pegged one back when A. Al Haydar assisted Emilio Zelaya for the 20th-minute equaliser.

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The former Manchester United star got the winner in the 39th minute with an assist from F.Martins as the visitors claimed all three points.

Ighalo has now scored three goals in five matches for the Saudi side with his first coming in a big 4-0 victory over Al-Nassr on February 13th, including an assist in the 3-0 victory over Al-Ahli.

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