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Dec 12, 2015 at 3pm UK at Stadium of Light
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Half-Time Report: Early Odion Ighalo strike gives Watford lead at Sunderland

An early Odion Ighalo goal gives Watford a 1-0 half-time lead at Sunderland, as the hosts come close to an equaliser through Fabio Borini.

An early Odion Ighalo goal has given Watford a 1-0 half-time lead at Sunderland this afternoon.

Odion Ighalo (2nd R) of Watford scores his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Watford at the Stadium of Light on December 12, 2015© Getty Images

The visitors made a positive start to the match, and took an early lead after just four minutes when Allan Nyom picked out Ighalo from the right, before the Nigerian striker nudged the ball beyond Sunderland keeper Costel Pantilimon.

Watford continued to dominate the first half, as Pantilimon denied Almen Abdi, while the Romanian shot-stopper was called into action again minutes later to keep out an Ighalo effort in the bottom corner of the net.

Sunderland improved as the half went on, and could have found an equaliser when Yann M'Vila played in Fabio Borini, only for the Italian striker to fire wide from a tight angle.

The Hornets came close to doubling their lead before the half-hour mark as Troy Deeney teed up Etienne Capoue, only for the French midfielder's curling effort to be kept out by Pantilimon.

The hosts almost found an equaliser on the stroke of half time, when Borini fired wide from a corner, before Heurelho Gomes tipped away a header from Miguel Britos towards his own goal.

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· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

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