Ighalo leads Ronaldo in Saudi goals race

Odion Ighalo moved ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Saudi Arabia goals race after scoring a brace in Al Hilal's 4-0 win over Al Taawon on Saturday.

The Nigerian striker opened the scoring in the 32nd minute and made it 2-0 in the 45th.

He now has 11 goals in 15 games, one more than Al Nassr's Ronaldo, who has eight goals in the top scorer race.

The Brazilian duo of Anderson Conceicao Talisca and Carlos Alberto, on the other hand, leads the way with 13 goals each.

Ighalo was Saudi Arabia's Goal King last season, scoring 20 goals.

Ighalo gave his most recent goals to his mother as a birthday present.

"MAMA, that was for you. "Happy birthday, sweet mother," he said on Instagram.

In England, Chuba Akpom scored his 22nd goal of the season for Middlesbrough, who came from behind to beat Swansea 3-1 and close the gap on the Championship's promotion leaders.

After the break, Aaron Ramsey and Cameron Archer scored to turn the game on its head, just moments after Swansea, who led 1-0 at the break thanks to Joel Piroe's 14th goal of the season, had a goal ruled out.

Top scorer Akpom converted a penalty to complete a stirring comeback, leaving Michael Carrick's side just four points behind second-placed Sheffield United, who were defeated by Luton Town.

Alex Iwobi started his 155th Premier League game for Everton, who defeated Brentford 1-0 on Saturday.

Frank Onyeka, a fellow Nigerian, replaced Norgaard in the 74th minute for his 13th league appearance of the season.

Emmanuel Dennis replaced Jesse Lingard in Nottingham Forest's 3-1 defeat at Tottemham Hotspurs on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur consolidated their place in the Premier League's top four and relieved some immediate pressure on manager Antonio Conte with a comfortable victory over Nottingham Forest.

Spurs are now six points clear of Jurgen Klopp's side in fourth place and seven points ahead of Newcastle, who have played three fewer games.

Kelechi Iheanacho failed to add to his tally of 11 goals in 11 games against Chelsea, who defeated Leicester City 3-1 on Saturday.

The BBC rated the Nigerian forward as 4.71, and he was replaced in the 76th minute by Jamie Vardy.

Iheanacho played in his 142nd Premier League game for Leicester City since joining from Manchester City in August 2017, and his 189th overall since making his debut in the competition in August 2015.

Wilfred Ndidi, his countryman, was an unused substitute in the game.

Ben Chilwell opened the scoring from a tight angle against his former club, but Patson Daka equalized after Ricardo Pereira won the ball off the dawdling Felix outside the box.

Six minutes into first-half injury time, Kai Havertz pounced with an excellent dinked finish from Enzo Fernandez's clever aerial ball, before Mateo Kovacic sealed the win with a volley from Mudryk's header.

The Foxes, who finished with 10 men after Wout Faes was sent off late for a second booking, are now just one point above the drop zone.

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