Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo made history on Monday night as he came on for new club Manchester United in the 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, replacing Anthony Martial in the 90th minute.
Ighalo wearing the number 25 jersey, broke two records on Monday night – He is now the fist Nigerian player to play for United since the creation of the club 142 years ago and the 200th player to make appearance for Manchester United in the Premier League.
The former Nigeria international came on late in the game and would have got off the mark in extra time when he was played through on goal by Fred, he was only denied by the chelsea goal stopper, Caballero.
The former Premier League star with Watford, came back to the premier league having joined the Red Devils from Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month deal in January.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 17, 2020
200 – Odion Ighalo is the 200th player to make an appearance for @ManUtd in the @premierleague, and is the first Nigerian to do so. Cinematic. #CHEMUN pic.twitter.com/n5j9W2R7nf
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 17, 2020