Scored half a dozen goals' - Liverpool legend Owen hails Awoniyi for late-season goal flurry 

Published: May 28, 2023
Scored half a dozen goals' - Liverpool legend Owen hails Awoniyi for late-season goal flurry 

Liverpool legend Michael Owen has hailed Taiwo Awoniyi for his late-season goal flurry, which was a huge factor in helping Nottingham Forest avoid relegation in the recently concluded season.


Awoniyi found the net for the fourth game in a row as Nottingham Forest were forced to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace on the final day of the 2022-2023 season. 


Just past the half-hour mark, the Nigeria international beat the offside trap, composed himself before slotting beyond Eagles glovesman Sam Johnstone. 


And in doing so, he became the first Nottingham Forest player to score in four consecutive appearances in the Premier League since 1995.


Awoniyi started his run of good form when he notched a brace against Southampton, he scored another brace against Chelsea, once against Arsenal and once against Crystal Palace, which was his sixth goal in four games over the past couple of weeks. 


Reviewing the Crystal Palace versus Nottingham Forest encounter, Owen said on Premier League Productions: "He (Awoniyi) scored half a dozen goals, six in four, at just the right time, just when you need him. Forest again I think they will be even better next season."


Awoniyi was on target against seven different teams in his first season in the Premier League, namely West Ham United, Fulham, Liverpool, Southampton, Chelsea, Arsenal and Crystal Palace, putting Forest 1-0 up in each game. 



Ifeanyi Emmanuel 



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