EPL: Awonyi opens score in Forest's 2-0 win over West Ham

Published on: 17 February 2024

Nigeria's Taiwo Awonyi was pivotal to Nottingham Forest's return to winning ways as they defeated West Ham 2-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday, Nigeriasoccernet.com reports.

The Super Eagles striker's goal and Callum Hudson-Odoi's late clincher ended a four-match winless run in the league for the Reds at the City Ground.

Taiwo scored at the dead of the first half after receiving a nice ball from Nicolás Domínguez in the penalty area which he turned and finished past Areola.

It could have been 2-0 after 6 minutes into the second phase of the game as Anthony Elanga's effort was saved by Areola.

Awonyi was substituted in the 67th minute for Divock Origi following an injury.

A minute later Kalvin Phillips of West Ham received a second yellow to be sent off in the game.

Callum Hudson-Odoi consolidated victory for the hosts at additional time after he hit a right footed at the bottom right corner of the post to score after Elanga's assist.

With the win Nottingham Forest go five points clear of the bottom three.


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