Changchun Yatai of China striker, Odion Jude Ighalo on Wednesday scored two pentalties to help his club snatch a 3-0 win over Dalian Yifan in the Chinese Super League.
Ighalo first made hay after he was brought down in the penalty box and rose to slam the ball home as early as the fourth minute of play, then got his second five minutes before half time.
His second of the afternoon was again from the spot, after Adrian Mierzejewski had put his side two goals ahead in the 29th minute of Yatai’s home game at Chanchung Stadium.
Ighalo’s brace increased his tally for the season to 11 in 15 games, four less than his total tally of 15 goals in 27 games last season, which was his debut season in the Chinese Super League following his move from Watford.
Ighalo is Yatai’s record top scorer ever, after breaking the record of Bolivian midfield star, Marcelo Moreno, who scored 22 goals for the Chinese side between 2015 and 2016.