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Awoniyi, Dennis Fire Blanks Again As Forest Lose At Home To Struggling Bournemouth

Awoniyi, Dennis Fire Blanks Again As Forest Lose At Home To Struggling Bournemouth

The duo of Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis we’re in action for Nottingham Forest, but saw their side surrender a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to struggling Bournemouth at home in Saturday’s Premier League clash, Completesports.com reports.

Both Awoniyi and Dennis were brought on in the 67th and 85th minutes but could not salvage anything for their team.

While Awoniyi has failed to score in his last five games for Forest, Dennis is yet to score since joining the newly promoted side.

Going into the game Bournemouth had failed to win any of their last four league games and also suffered a 9-0 loss to Liverpool.

The disastrous defeat to Liverpool saw Bournemouth sack their manager Scott Parker who helped them gain promotion.

Cheikhou Kouyate (33rd minute) and Brennan Johnson (penalty, 45+2 minute) put Forest 2-0 ahead in the first half.

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But Bournemouth bounced back in the second half and scored three goals through Philip Billing (51st minute), Dominic Solanke (63rd minute) and Jaidon Anthony (87th minute).

The defeat leaves Forest in 18th position on four points and Bournemouth move up to 13th on seven points.

At the Molineaux Joe Aribo featured for Southampton who lost 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Aribo was taken off in the 73rd minute with Southampton chasing the game.

Daniel Podence got the only goal in one minute of first half added time.

Che Adams thought he had equalized for Southampton on 62 minutes but saw his effort disallowed by VAR.

At the Gtech Community Stadium, Frank Onyeka was introduced in the 59th minute and helped Brentford thrash Leeds 5-2.

And in other results Chelsea came from a goal down to beat West Ham 2-1, Tottenham Hotspur edged Fulham 2-1 and Crystal Palace held Newcastle to a goalless draw.

By James Agberebi

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  • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

    I have a feeling alot of our players will be in a relegation battle this season. It is a little bit too early but since I started watching the premiership it has always shown to reward the early wins and points snatched…… The likes of Everton, Leicester, and Nottingham Forest haven’t started well at all, and we already have the deputy captain of the national team in Watford who is currently being benched week in week out in the championship.

  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago


    I must PLAY for ENGLAND…

    I must PLAY for ENGLAND…

    Them go dey PAY me TWICE wetin dem dey PAY me for my former CLUB..

    Oya na…


    A few of US(TRUE NIGERIANS) warned them against these moves they wouldn’t listen..

  • Sunny 2 years ago

    This Nottingham coach must really be smoking something high. Why keep benching Dennis and Awoniyi and bringing them in when they losing. The entire squad was revamped. Don’t get him at all

  • Tristan 2 years ago

    Fire blanks? How many minutes did they play? Awoniyi came on in the 67th minute, and Dennis came on in the 85th minute. What exactly do you want them to achieve with 23 minutes and 5 minutes of game time?

    These two Dennis (£20 million) and Awoniyi (£17.5 million) are Nottingham Forest’s 2nd and 3rd expensive players, yet they’re used as substitutes. Dennis has never started a league match for Forest, Awoniyi in 7 league games has started twice scoring once in one of those starts.

    Gibbs-White the current record signing played his first game as a substitute and has started every game since his arrival.
    This is the pattern of how Nigerian players are demoralized and made mediocre.

    • Tristan 2 years ago

      Neither Lingard nor Gibbs-White has scored any goals. Lingard has played in 5 league games for 400 minutes averaging a playing time of 80 minutes per game; Gibbs-White has played in 4 league games for 267 minutes averaging 67.5 minutes per game.
      The Nigerians, Awoniyi has played in 6 league games for 230 minutes averaging 38 minutes per game, while Dennis has played in 3 league games averaging 23 minutes per game.
      Their competitors for starting shirts are given twice as much time or in the case of Dennis 3 times as much time to prove themselves.

      We no tell dem… we tell dem OOOO… Dey no gree hia!

      • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

        Is everything alright @TRISTAN?

        This one wey only YOU dey write come dey REPLY yourself…


        The MATTER dey VEX you be that ooo…

        • Tristan 2 years ago

          My brother I don see dis thing happen with so many Nigerian players, I don vex tire!
          Dis Nottingham Forest all dem player dey buy dem for dis transfer window. Na only Naija player wey dey no give chance. Soon dey go say Awoniyi no good make him transfer to Championship.
          Iheanacho for 5 years na substitute, and all dis naija player wan play premiership! Da ojoro too much!

  • Shuma 2 years ago

    Like yesterday with lecister , Brendan Rodgers is a terrible manager, even before the leicester job. Ndidi one of the best defensive midfielders in the premier league playing as a center back. And Soyuncu one of the best center backs on the bench. This guy spent money last season, but they still didnt do well. Soumare is terrible to watch. Kelechi was stupid to sign a new contract when was doing well when Vardy was injured and he had to fill in for him. The team is terrible in general. They dropped out of the top 4 two seasons in a row. Fell out of europa league and got beat in the europa conference league.

    Kelechi is a substitute, he is not a starter. Many times he had opportunities to shine when he starts, he is just not consistent. A lot of these Nigerian born players are making dumb moves and at most moving sideways. And I guarantee you they will be called to the national team and bring nothing, no top tier experience. 

    1. Awoniyi left a europa league conference team that is currently in the top 4 in the bundesliga to be a record signing for forest team and cant even start. And is not the star player when there is at least 18 new signings. Just to play in England. It would be a shame with all those new signings the team still got relegated 
    2. Joe aribo left a team that recently qualified for champions league to go to southampton 
    3. Troost-Ekong cant compete in the premier league, just watch last season, Mr own goal
    4. Balogun joined a tier 2 team
    5. Onyeka is borderline terrible
    6. Bonke Innocent stays injured 
    7. Okoye, people who have miracle/mixed people fetish wanted this goalkeeper. But he is terrible 
    8. Dennis, he can score goals, but similar to what Yaya said when he is not involved in scoring he wont do anything, and I witnessed this during the fifa world cup qualifiers. He doesn’t track back, but he loves getting yellow cards for fun without even trying, he’s selfish. 

    Upwards movement
    1. Calvin Bassey joined an ajax team that is almost always in the champions league
    2. Sadiq joined a team where he will most likely be a starter and is in the europa league. Real Sociedad doesn’t have a scorer, especially since Oyarzabal hasnt been scoring lately. He just scored against atletico madrid.
    3. Sanusi, a starter in porto and champions league experience 
    4. Lookman, found a permanent home. Was on loan for a couple of seasons. To a terrible fulham team who a coach who didn’t like scoring. To leicester where he scored more. And now to Atalanta. I mean their always in uefa competitions, but the thing is they might not get any trophies, but at least experience is good for the national team

    1. Osimhen, he is again getting champions league experience. But he is lacking in other things. Like being afraid to dribble through defenders, creating turnovers and always shooting early when he sees the opposition. He is not being consistent, I get tired of watching Napoli now. But when the champions league come I would like to see if he will still do these foolishness. 

    Also another thing I noticed, a monkey who post (idk how a monkey uses technology but anything is possible) is one of the current trend of people here who overrate these Nigerian players. “Oh he should be playing for chelsea, barcelona, madrid” and etc. Stay humble thats, all these people wanna do is dance and shaku. Look how Ghana came with confidence and was concentrating on important things, not about the flash.  

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