Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Yakubu named World Player of the Week

Nigerian forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni has been named as football website,’s World Player of the Week after his sterling performance for Blackburn against giants Manchester United in the English Premier League.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was celebrating his 70th birthday on Saturday and must have been relishing the chance to garner maximum points against Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford.

But Yakubu played the party pooper and scored twice to lead Rovers to a memorable 3-2 victory to end 2011 on a high.

The 29-year-old’s first goal came after just 16 minutes when he slotted home a spot-kick past David de Gea with ease.

Six minutes into the second half Yakubu doubled his side’s advantage when he took advantage of Michael Carrick’s failure to intercept a throw-in, raced past Phil Jones and found the back of the net.

The brace increases the Nigerian’s tally to 12 goals from 14 Premier League matches for Blackburn this season and proved that for Rovers to escape relegation this season, Yakubu would have to turn on the style.


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