2015, The year of Ighalo’s ‘Iggy Chop’ – Here’s compilation of defenders being put on their arses

Along with Vardy and Mahrez, Odion Ighalo has fast become a true Roy of the Rovers success story after netting 14 Premier League goals for Watford with 19 games of the season played.


It’s not just his a keen eye for goal thats has got Europes best clubs purring – you may have noticed the striker making absolute fools of a list of Prem defenders, such as John Stones, James Collins, Fabricio Coloccini and Ryan Bennett, with his signature move – The ‘Iggy Chop’.

It’s all pretty simple. Ighalo feints to go one way, then turns defenders the other to set himself up for a shot or even cross. Even though an entire stadium can see it coming a mile away, consistently the league’s best are left flat on their arses.

Just ask Mamadou Sakho….


Speaking post that Liverpool game, Ighalo commented on it;

‘I just try to play my game and do it when it’s possible. If there is space to execute it, sometimes I get lucky and sometimes it doesn’t work, but it’s become a part of my game.’

Sure sometimes it might not pay off, however just look at the many times during 2015 the Nigerian has humiliated the opposition with his signature move.

(Via @iggyscoop)


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