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Carragher Likens Awoniyi To Drogba After Southampton Double

Carragher Likens Awoniyi To Drogba After Southampton Double

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has compared Taiwo Awoniyi to former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.

Awoniyi bagged a brace in Nottingham Forest’s 4-3 victory against Southampton at the City Ground on Monday night.

Steve Cooper’s side moved to 16th position, three points above the relegation zone following the win.

Awoniyi scored the curtain raiser in the 18th minute.

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The 25-year-old added the second three minutes later. He turned well to put the ball beyond Alex McCarthy in the Southampton goal.

“He (Awoniyi) reminded me of Drogba as soon as I saw the goal,” Carragher said on Monday Night Football.

“Absolutely brilliant. I’ve been in that position as a defender.

“The turn – and bang. Brilliant.”

The striker has scored six goals and recorded one assist in 25 league appearances for Nottingham Forest this season.

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  • Larry 1 year ago

    Two great striker goals from Awo,If his team continues to play with him and provide similar support, he is likely to score more goals and attract interests from better EPL teams.
    With the right coach and tactics.
    Awo-Osi could unleash the modern version of Amotaxi-Yekini glorious years. With Awoniyi doing the power play and hold up, Osi gets the license to score more goals. Iwobi is there to make play for the team. The major concern for the team is the need to identify the right replacement for benchwarmers and out of form players (Ndidi, Ekong, Uzoho).

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