In a thrilling match at the City Ground, Nottingham Forest pulled off a remarkable escape from relegation, thanks to a historic goal from Taiwo Awoniyi. The Nigerian striker scored the decisive goal in Forest’s 1-0 win over Arsenal, continuing his incredible form in front of goal.
Awoniyi opened the scoring for the Tricky Trees in the 19th minute, latching onto Morgan Gibbs-White’s pass and slotting the ball past Aaron Ramsdale. The goal made history, as Awoniyi became the first Nottingham Forest player to score in three consecutive league games.
The 25-year-old had previously scored braces in Steve Cooper’s previous two games against Southampton and Chelsea. With his goal against Arsenal, Awoniyi has now scored 10 goals and recorded one assist in 26 league appearances for the Reds this season.
The win over Arsenal was crucial for Nottingham Forest, as it secured their Premier League status for another season. The victory also handed the Premier League title to Manchester City, who have now won the trophy for a fifth time in six seasons.
For Awoniyi, the goal was a crowning moment in what has been a breakthrough season for the Nigerian striker. After spending several seasons on loan at various clubs across Europe, Awoniyi has finally found a home at Nottingham Forest, where he has become a key player in the squad.
With his goalscoring exploits, Awoniyi has also caught the attention of Nigeria’s national team, and he could be in line for a call-up to the Super Eagles squad ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Overall, it was a memorable day for Awoniyi and Nottingham Forest, as they celebrated their Premier League survival and their striker’s historic goal. As the season comes to a close, Awoniyi will be hoping to continue his impressive form and help his team climb up the table next season.