EPL2023: Taiwo Awoniyi Scores First Goal Of The Season, As Nottingham Forest Lose At Arsenal

Nigeria forward, Taiwo Awoniyi has scored his first goal of the 2023/2024 EPL season, after coming on as a substitute in Nottingham Forest 2-1 lose to Arsenal.

Eddie Nketiah (26min) and Bukayo Saka (32min) had given Arsenal a first half lead.

The 26 year old celebrating his birthday, came in for Danilo dos Santos de Oliveira in the 71st minute, scoring the goal for Forest (82min) following some impressive work from Anthony Elanga in the build up.

Sadly, Awoniyi strike proved to be nothing more than a consolation for the Tricky Trees, whose winless run at Arsenal extended to a whopping 13 games.

The result also means, For the first time in history, Nottingham Forest have lost their opening league game in five successive seasons.

Awoniyi who netted 15 times in 31 appearances for Union Berlin before joining Forest in the Premiere League, scored 10 goals in his debut season for Forest.

And despite missing a part of the season through injury, Awoniyi finished as Forest’s highest goal scorer with 12 goals in all competitions, one goal more than Brennan Johnson, who had 11.

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