Nigeria’s Paul Onuachu scored his 12th league goal of the campaign as FC Midtjylland beat AaB 2-1 at the MCH Arena to put pressure on leaders Kobenhavn, reports.

The 24-year-old started his 18th league game of the season and partnered fellow Nigerian, Rilwan Hassan as the host went in search of their 15th league win of the season.

Onuachu rightfully opened scoring for Midtjylland when he headed home a fantastic cross from right-back Kian Hansen on the stroke of half time to give the visitors a 1-0 lead going into the break.

Evander then doubled the hosts lead six minutes after the restart to make it 2-1 before Tom Van Weert reduced the deficit for AaB six minutes later but Midtjylland held on for all three points.

With the win Midtjylland still remain in the second position with 50 points from 22 games, three points adrift of leaders FC Kobenhavn in the race for the league title.