Super Eagles Striker Equals Stunning Premier League Record After Wonder Goal Against Chelsea

Super Eagles Striker Equals Stunning Premier League Record After Wonder Goal Against Chelsea

  • Emmanuel Dennis on Wednesday night, December 1, scored against Chelsea in Premier League game which ended in 2-1 loss for Watford
  • The Nigerian striker has now equaled Troy Deeney's record at Watford by becoming second player to net in 3 consecutive EPL games
  • Victory for Chelsea against Watford sent the Blues back to the top of the Premier League table after 14 games

Emmanuel Dennis has become the first Watford player to score in three Premier League games in a row since February 2017 which is an incredible achievement.

The Kwara Football Academy product scored for Watford on Wednesday night, December 1, in their Premier League 1-2 defeat against Chelsea.

Troy Deeney was the last Watford player to score in three Premier League games.

Emmanuel Dennis
Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis in joyous mood after scoring against Chelsea. Photo by Richard Heathcote
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During Watford's Premier League game against Leicester City last Sunday, Emmanuel Dennis was substituted in what was an injury scare, but he returned to the squad against the Blues.

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When did Dennis Emmanuel score against Chelsea?

Chelsea started the Premier League tie against Watford impressively and went ahead in the 30th minute through Mason Mount, but Emmanuel Dennis restored parity for the hosts in the 44th minute beating goalkeeper Mendy nicely.

And when did Chelsea score the winner?

After netting the equalizer for Watford, Emmanuel Dennis and his teammates tried all they could to get another goal, but they were unable to according to the report on GOAL and Soccernet.

Hakim Ziyech scored the winner for Chelsea in the 72nd minute for the Stamford Bridge landlords to return to the top of the Premier League table.

Speaking to Legit.ng on Emmanuel Dennis' performances so far this season in the Premier League, Kwara United chairman Kumbi Titiloye who enrolled Dennis at Kwara Football Academy and Football College, Abuja expressed happiness.

Kumbi Titiloye's comment

''Dennis is a player who is determined and has lots of target and I am happy with the development of his football which I am sure will pave ways for him to return to the Super Eagles.

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''When he was under me at Kwara Football Academy, Dennis was one of the best players with great seriousness and commitment.''

Ighalo discloses 1 big thing he was offered to take from Osimhen when he returned to Super Eagles

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Odion Ighalo disclosed that a top member of the Nigerian Football Federation offered him the chance to take back the jersey number 9 from Victor Osimhen when he returned to the Super Eagles.

But the former Manchester United striker claimed that he rejected the offer and asked to be given any available shirt number to wear on his return to the Nigerian squad.

Ighalo decided to step aside from the Super Eagles after the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt where he finished as the highest goalscorer in the tournament.

Source: SportsBrief.com