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Awoniyi Wins Forest’s Player, Goal Of The Month Awards For August

Awoniyi Wins Forest’s Player, Goal Of The Month Awards For August

Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi has won both Nottingham Forest’s Player and Goal of the Month awards for August.

Forest made the announcement on their website on Monday as the Nigerian international got 83% of the votes to emerge winner.

Awoniyi has picked up from where he left off after an excellent end to last season, scoring three goals and producing an assist in four Premier League games so far this term.

In August, he scored three goals in three matches, becoming only the third African player to score in seven consecutive Premier League matches.

His nine goals in seven consecutive Premier League outings saw him become the first Forest player ever to do so, subsequently leading to a August Premier League Player of the Month nomination.

Meanwhile, his run and finish against Manchester United was voted by Forest supporters as Goal of the Month for August.

Two of the striker’s three Premier League goals in August were up for the award, with his goal at Old Trafford finishing on top having received 38% of the votes.

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Much like Awoniyi’s start to the campaign, Forest made an electric start in Manchester, with Awoniyi winning possession off Marcus Rashford on halfway before bearing down on goal and producing a composed finish to beat André Onana.

His goal at Arsenal, scored after another lung-busting run upfield, finished second, whilst Chris Wood’s last-minute winner against Sheffield United finished third.

The former Liverpool player scored for the Super Eagles in their 6-0 win against São Tomé and Principe, in their final 2023 AFCON qualifiers in Uyo on Sunday.

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