EPL: Awoniyi Bags Sixth EPL Goal


Nigerian striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, scored his sixth Premier League goal of the season for Nottingham Forest who climbed five points clear of the relegation zone with a deserved 2-0 victory over West Ham at the City Ground on Saturday.

The win was Nottingham Forest’s first win in 2024.

The Nigerian gave the home side the lead just before half-time and Callum Hudson-Odoi made sure of the win in added time when he scored for the third consecutive game.

It was his scored goal since his return from an injury layoff, which cost him to miss the recent Africa Cup of Nations and his third against the Hammers since he arrived in England from Union Berlin two years ago.

Awoniyi’s performance against West Ham earned him BBC’s Player of the Match award for the encounter.

He was replaced in the 67th minute for Divock Origi in what was his 14th EPL game of the season.

At the Gtech Community Stadium, Frank Onyeka came on for Christian Norgaard in the 67th minute for Brentford lost 4-1 at home to Liverpool on Saturday.

Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey were second-half substitutes in Fulham’s 2-1 home loss to Aston Villa.

Ollie Watkins put Aston Villa into a 23rd-minute lead after he finished off Jacob Ramsey’s pass. He doubled his tally when he buried Youri Tielemans’ through-ball just after the restart.

Iwobi, back from AFCON action replaced Willian at halftime and had a shot saved by the feet of Martinez in the 78th minute of the game while Bassey replaced Tim Ream in the 76th minute.

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