London - Watford striker Odion Ighalo has missed out on the
Barclays Premier League Player of the Month Award, with the sponsors picking
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy as the most outstanding player in October.
The Nigeria international had been in the running on the
back of his three goals and two assists for The Hornets during the period under
review, and had been nominated alongside Mesut Ozil, Oliver Giroud, Jack
Butland and Kevin De Bruyne.
Also read: Ighalo nominated for Player of The Month Award
Ighalo scored in Watford's 1-1 draw with AFC Bournemouth
before bagging a brace in his team's 2-0 victory over West Ham at Vicarage
Road, while his assists came against Stoke City.
In September, the former Granada and Udinese man was beaten
to the award by Manchester United striker Anthony Martial.
Ahead of the Super Eagles World Cup qualifiers against
Swaziland, the 26-year-old has linked up with his international teammates in
The Player of the Month award has gone to Nigerians four
times in the past, with Peter Odemwingie, now with Stoke City, accounting for
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