Ike Ugbo: On-loan Chelsea ahead nets brace to assist 10-man Cercle Brugge see off Oud-Heverlee

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The Anglo-Nigerian was on the scoresheet to assist the Inexperienced and Black clinched their eleventh win of the season at Jan Breydel Stadion

Ike Ugbo scored a brace as Cercle Brugge secured a 3-0 victory over Oud-Heverlee in Saturday’s Belgian First Division A sport.

The 22-year-old has been turning heads since his arrival at Jan Breydel Stadion and in opposition to Marc Brys’s males, he continued the blistering performances.

Cercle Brugge began the encounter on the again foot once they have been diminished to 10 males moments after the half-hour mark after Kevin Hoggas was proven a straight pink card for a critical foul play.

Shortly earlier than the half-time break, Ugbo opened the scoring with a advantageous particular person effort to place his aspect on the trail of victory. 

After the restart, the Anglo-Nigerian continued with the scintillating type, when he doubled Cercle Brugge’s lead within the 56th minute.

Jeremy Taravel then sealed the victory with a well-taken effort within the 73rd minute after receiving a well timed help from Dimitar Velkovski.

Ugbo function for 81 minutes earlier than making method for Kevin Denkey whereas Ghana’s Kamal Sowah was on parade for the whole thing of the sport and his compatriot Isaac Asante performed for 46 minutes earlier than he was changed by Siebe Schrijvers.

The victory boosted Cercle Brugge’s relegation battle as they’re now sixteenth on the Belgian First Division A desk with 35 factors from 33 video games.

Ugbo teamed up with the Jan Breydel Stadium outfit final summer season on a season-long mortgage from Premier League giants Chelsea.

The ahead has featured in additional than 24 video games throughout all competitions for the membership and now has 16 targets within the marketing campaign.

Ugbo has been with the Stamford Bridge outfit since 2017 however he’s but to make a single Premier League look for the membership.

He had made do with mortgage spells with Barnsley, Milton Keynes Dons, Scunthorpe United, Roda JC earlier than teaming up with the Inexperienced and Black.

The attacker has featured for England on the U17 and U20 ranges however he’s nonetheless eligible for play for the Nigeria nationwide staff if he chooses.

Ugbo will hope to proceed his spectacular performances for Cercle Brugge once they tackle KV Oostende of their subsequent league outing on April 18.





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