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Awoniyi Scores Again, Creates Record As Forest Beat Sheffield United To Claim First Win Of Season

Awoniyi Scores Again, Creates Record As Forest Beat Sheffield United To Claim First Win Of Season

Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi made it two goals in two games for Nottingham Forest, who beat newly promoted Sheffield United 2-1 to secure a first league win on Friday night, Completesports.com reports.

Awoniyi has now scored in his last six games for Forest in the Premier League.

His run of scoring in six consecutive Premier League appearances is now the longest of any Nigerian player.

He is surpassed by only Mohamed Salah and Emmanuel Adebayor (seven-game runs).

Also, Awoniyi is only the second Forest player to score in six consecutive Premier League games, equaling Stan Collymore’s feat.

The duo of Ola Aina and Emmanuel Dennis we’re not in Forest squad for the clash with Sheffield.

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In Friday’s fixture, Awoniyi gave Forest the lead just three minutes into the game as he rose to head home Serge Aurier’s cross.

In the 48 minutes Sheffield United equalised through a superb strike from Gustavo Hamer, who controlled the ball in space and curled an effort into the top right corner.

But in the 89th minute Chris Wood’s well-placed header gave Forest the lead once more which proved to be the winner.

Forest now move up to eight position courtesy the win against Sheffield United.

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  • MONKEY POST 10 months ago

    AWO BABA!!!

    Somebody will now come here and be puting ORBAN ahead of AWO..


    Abeg after OSIMHEN, na AWO oo! then in that ORDER….

    • Ayphillydegreat 10 months ago

      You can say that a million times Brother man. After Osimhen it is Awoniyi. I hope they will both be fit for the AFCON. I like Orban as a young prospect who can also give the SuperEagles an identity. However, he’s still only 20 and plays in the Belgian league.

      Onyekuru, Imoh Ezekiel and co had lit up the Belgian league in the past. We know where they end up eventually. No disrespect to them they made choices to help their families. I hope Orban reaches his potential, but Awoniyi is currently ahead of him in the pecking order of SuperEagles strikers. Even Iheanacho in my opinion is ahead irrespective of him staying in the championship or not.

      I have Osimhen, Awoniyi and Iheanacho  in my attacking trio for Côte d’Ivoire. Then Chukwueze if all are fit. The rest will have to do better than them to even get a look in. Maybe Boniface due to his physic and dynamism., somewhat of an Amokachi. Orban can be useful in our midfield for now though. He can be an understudy to Iwobi in that role. Ọmọ options aplenty in our attacking positions. 

      • MONKEY POST 10 months ago


        • Ignatius Abo 10 months ago

          Thumbs up Monkeyman,Stephen
          Chinedu and Emmanuel Ikechukwu
          Uzochukwu are also worthy talented strikers.

      • @MONKEY POST oh my God you are the biggest liar I have seen in all my life When I was personally crusifying Rohr for Not giving Awo his due and recalling Ighalo you were saying Awo is not good enough I short you made that comment again as recent as 2 months ago and you are here changing because Awo is showing you the light. My goodness wonders shall never end.

        Maybe you will do the same when Orban is eventually at Spurs. And some people will Come here and start saying you can say that again

        My friend you are a confam crook no be small lol hahaha hahaha. Awo Don begin de show you pepper abi?? Mumu no get shame that saying is very true when it comes to you. Alaye

    • Ignatius Abo 10 months ago

      Thumbs up Brotherman AYP. You have nailed it. Add Paul Mukairu, Anayo Iwuala and John Noble to the list of killers. Isaac Success is coming back to the fold, he is deadly. It is funny when people say we have no midfielders. What about Tom Dele Bashiru, Joe Maradona Aribo and Afeez Aremu who plays in Germany.
      Heaven bless all deserving Super Eagles players.

  • Awoniyi has come of age in Forest and I see him dominating the premier league this season and seasons to come…..Big powerful and has lots of pace….. Awoniyi is a like for like replacement for Osimhen and he is capable of giving us what we require for a number 9……. However Orban is not an Orthodox number 9……Orban is more of a second striker who plays off a main striker like he does in Gent…..Orban feeds off from lose balls and plays off the shoulders of the main number 9……In Gent he plays with Hugo Cuypers who is a top 9 in the mould of Osimhen and Awoniyi…….I say this because I am already seeing people already manufacturing excuses to exclude Orban from SE as long as they can……If Orban is paired with Osimhen or Awoniyi or Sodiq or Boniface then it’s war for our opponent……We need Orban in the super Eagles squad because of the fire power he brings along with him and any genuine fan who wants Nigeria to succeed in football Should want that.

  • Sunnyb 10 months ago

    This guy would be handful for PL defenders, guys pls Osimihen is not better than Awo, these two strikers are unique with different styles, I see Andy cole and Dwight York in these two players . Nigeria is very luck to ve these audacious strikers. 

  • JimmyBall 10 months ago

    @Sunnyb… Great comment. Osimhen and Awoniyi are unique in their games and have close similarities and are both performers at the elite level. We as a nation have been great underachievers as recently conjectured by Arsene Wenger. It’s time we put the right managers in our sports circles, particularly football, who will select our best representatives on merit only.

    I strongly believe that we should play a formation that utilizes both Awoniyi and Osimhen on the pitch same time. The only problem is that I don’t think Jose Peseiro is a man with high tactical knowledge to guide us with such a good system. It is still my opinion that Jose Peseiro like Gernot Rohr, if we must have a foreign coach are just guys who are at best average, and even in 10years will never win us a tea spoon.

    I strongly believe if Awoniyi and Osimhen had been present on the pitch against Ghana, we wouldn’t have lost that World Cup Ticket to Ghana, but for Eguaveon and his ego despite failing almost every time he handles a national team side. I still strongly believe that a combination of Emmanuel Amuneke(Head Coach) , Manu Garba(1st Assistant), Finidi George(2nd Assistant) West/Ben Iroha (Defensive Coach), and Vincent Enyeama(Goalkeeping Coach) can bring us multiple AFCON wins and take us far in future world cups, if they can be given respectful contracts to undertake the task of taking Nigeria football to where it belongs.

    The feelers of what actually transpired from the 1st leg to the 2nd leg against Ghana, shows Eguaveon did not listen to any of the assistants drafted in to help him. He wanted to own the glory alone and possibly lead the Super Eagles to the world cup in the event of qualification ahead of Ghana, that he become a dead-head moth.

    Here is the best formation for Super Eagles to play in this day of modern possession and dominant midfield game… I will favour 3-5-2, 4-2-3-1 and 4-4-2 in that order depending on opposition and our game plan. Depending on how Super Eagles want to play, the 4-4-2 will be my last option as I will favour a pattern that puts 5men in midfield above any other pattern, that way, we don’t get easily outclassed, harrassed and bossed in midfield which can create frustrating games for us.

    Lastly… Since we are certain that certain players have already pledged allegiance to us, my list of 25players currently for Super Eagles will be the following :

    GOALKEEPERS:(Adeleke, Uzoho, Olorunkeke)

    DEFENDERS:(Osayi,Aina,Bassey,Zaidu, Awaziem, Torunarigha,Adarabioyo,Akpoguma,Ebuehi)

    MIDFIELDERS:(Obinna Nwobodo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Chuba Akpom, Kelechi Nwakali, Etebo Oghenekaro, Samuel Chukwueze,Ademola Lookman)


    The above list is the best for Nigeria currently, when the likes of Iheanacho, Simon, Olayinka, Ekong, Umeruo or Musa begin to show us that we can still depend on them… we can then have a review to see how they come into the team. But for me, Musa and Ekong are outrightly already not needed anymore in the Super Eagles.

    Guys, there is no list of Nigeria’s top 25man footballers that any real football fan who means well for Nigeria, will draw-up and leave out Orban, that guy has an attribute that is rare, an attribute you identify with the likes of Messi… which is BELIEF, no one in the current Super Eagles possess the quickness of mind and shooting ability of Gift Orban… the dude is what you will call a phenom, regardless of the league he just played. We must understand that teams like Ajax and Spurs will not cinsider signing any sort of player that they don’t believe have something that is loudly unique… meaning Akpom and Orban are without a doubt special players that we shouldn’t toy with.

    One love… my opinion as of now! Enough of players who have done nothing other than play average and non-impactful games for over 6years in the national team. The national team is nobody’s sitting room and rather always a place for the best and most dependable, and not a platform for people with dwindling football careers to continue promoting themseleves with!!!

  • in terms of past and present performances at club level and the class of the league, i would say that awoniyi is ahead of players like orban, boniface etc but if given a chance at the national team level to perform, i still believe boniface will out shine awoniyi. he has a unique style of playing, he can go round defenders easily with his skill and movement and he uses both feet beautifully just like gift orban. but knowing our national team handlers they would like to work with players they have been working with for a long time instead of using the opportunities they have to try out new talents in the team. the super eagles isnt a super team yet not by a long short we just have good and talented players which only a good coach can put together. for me, i would like to see victor boniface play along side victor osimhen. their combined strength and ability will compliment the teams attack. all they will need is a good winger, preferably on the right that will be delivering crosses. chukwueze likes to dribble a lot.

  • pompei 10 months ago

    We have quite a few strikers doing really well.
    But it’s hard to drop Osimhen, Boniface, Orban and Awoniyi based on current form.
    We should and we will score goals with forwards like this. Especially if their colleagues provide quality passes and deliveries into the box. Aurier’s crosses today made all the difference. Our coach needs to instill in our players the importance of providing the strikers with quality crosses and passes.

    • Pompei, should I be honest with you?

      I scarcely jump for joy at the discovery of fresh talents for the Super Eagles these days. I sort of like Peseiro hence I am inclined to give him a chance in a tournament environment for the Super Eagles.

      But the man is a politician. He tends to dance to the NFF’s tune. Also, there are some regular Super Eagles players (Aribo, Etebo, Onyeka etc) who have played for the national team for many months or years whilst being owed bonuses and made to pay their own flight tickets.

      These ones scarcely complain. Now those are players after the heart of the NFF. The NFF is head over heels for the suffering and smiling attitude of those players.

      These players, whether they are performing well or not, tend to be invited.

      This state of affairs may change. But players like Aribo, Uzoho, Ekong even Akpoguma have a lot of currency with the NFF. Unless the are in crutches, they will be selected ahead of any “fresh legs”.

      I repeat, this state of play might change. Unless I see this change, I will not join fans in heralding any new talents. They will not make it into the Super Eagles under this financial climate.

      Mark my words!

      • pompei 10 months ago

        Indeed, the NFF continue to be the biggest obstacle standing in our way.
        Their allergy to merit-based selection is as baffling as it is comical.
        Wetin we go chop remains their priority. Belle over everything else!

    • Now, Peseiro is currently locked in talks with the NFF over terms of a new contract. It can go 2 ways:

      1) Peseiro can use this as opportunity to emancipate himself from NFF’s intrusive interference in team management.

      2) Or, learning from their humiliation by Waldrum, the NFF can put cast iron written, unwritten and implied conditions in Peseiro’s contract that will permanently enslave him to their whims and caprices.

      If it is the latter, then expect a lot of dubious names in team selection and a smattering of homebased players in squads.

      NFF and Peseiro are playing tom and jerry with this contract negotiation. Who will be Jerry (the smarter one) or Tom (all muscle zero brains)

      We wait and see.

  • People here hailing Awoniyi now but as recent as a few months ago when we always back Awo and know his qualities were talking rubbish and calling for Ighalo ahead of Awo. Are shameless fools that have no respect. Lol..some. where even saying they are better players in NPFL than Awoniyi now they are back tracking because as we said Awoniyi will make them chop food from dustbin

    Anyway no yawa. At least you have all seen the light

    Wonders shall never end lol

  • In saying that and as much as I believe in Awoniyi’s qualities Osimhen is a level above Awoniyi. Only a level.

    Orban too has that special factor though not proven in the prem yet but you will all see what I am talking about soon


    P.S. @MONKEY POST you are shameless because you have been Awoniyi’s biggest hater on this platform anumanu

    • MONKEY POST 10 months ago

      OGA why are you always on my DICK?

      I only COMPLAIN of AWONIYI’S overall PERFORMANCE at the AFCON in CAMEROON, the WORLD QUALIFIES and also I was not in SUPPORT of his MOVE to NF. That was all!

      Or do you want me to keep COMPLAINING till ETERNITY?

      Won’t there be a time of praise? When he eventually does good…

  • Really proud of this guy!
    Within two seasons, he broke scoring records for his club in Germany..
    Within his second season for his club in England, Awoniyi has set records for himself.
    There are just only 2 players to score for all SE national team set-ups, Awoniyi and Osimhen.
    8 goals in 6 EPL games, it takes a top class striker to score against top teams like Liverpool, Chelsea, and Arsenal.
    The national team once had a fearless strike force of Yeking, Amotaxi and Sia1 under a minimally corrupt system.
    Picnic was really a bad market for the nff. He monetized every opportunity for his selfish interest and pass over the system to his goons.
    The American Sniper is still waiting on them to deliver another punch.

  • MONKEY POST 10 months ago

    OGA why are you always on my DICK?

    I only COMPLAIN of AWONIYI’S overall PERFORMANCE at the AFCON in CAMEROON, the WORLD QUALIFIES and also I was not in SUPPORT of his MOVE to NF. That was all!

    Or do you want me to keep COMPLAINING till ETERNITY?

    Won’t there be a time of praise? When he eventually does good…

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