Liverpool Loanee Awoniyi Gets His Groove Back With Second Goal In Consecutive Matches
Published: May 11, 2019
Liverpool Loanee Awoniyi Gets His Groove Back With Second Goal In Consecutive Matches
Taiwo Awoniyi scored his second goal in consecutive league games as Royal Excel Mouscron and Union St.-Gilloise shared the spoils in a six-goal thriller at the Stade Joseph Mariƫn (Brussels) on Saturday evening.

The Nigeria U23 international had not scored for four Belgian First Division A league games before he broke that poor run in front of goal against Zulte-Waregem last weekend.

Two minutes before half-time, Awoniyi received a pass from Amallah and beat goalkeeper Kristiansen with a shot on the turn to make it 2-1.

Today's goal was the Liverpool loanee's ninth in the Belgian top flight since re-joining Royal Excel Mouscron in the January transfer window.

In terms of goals, this has been Awoniyi's most successful season as a professional, with 12 goals to his name in all competitions, beating his previous mark of 10 in the 2017-2018 campaign.

Awoniyi rediscovering his scoring boots is good news for Nigeria U23 coach Imama Amapakabo ahead of the Olympic Games qualifying matches vs Sudan next month.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel
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