BBC Sports has tagged Awoniyi as ‘ll four of Nottingham Forest’s Premier League wins so far this season have been 1-0, with Awoniyi scoring the winner in three of them.

All four of Taiwo Awoniyi’s goals in the Premier League this season have been the first goal of games. Only Erling Haaland and Harry Kane (5 each) have scored first in more different Premier League matches this season.

Awoniyi also received his first Man of the Match award following his outstanding performance in Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday night. An award that moved the Nigerian and was the first of many as he also won the Man of the Match award for his stellar performance against Southampton last night.

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper, speaking after the match, said he was glad to be out of the relegation zone.

“It’s better to be out of the bottom three than to be in, but it’s one step at a time. I really challenged the players to get the first win away from home and I challenged myself and the staff, we are all in this together.

“We had a couple of chances in the last two games to get out of the last three, now we’re out, but the goal is not just to stay out but to move up the table, but it’s easier said than done and we’ll do it. do everything possible to get results.

“There is a long way to go and difficult times make you stronger,” he said.

Awoniyi scored the only goal to give Nottingham Forest their first away win this season.

Forest with the win moved up to 15th in the league table and now have 17 points, with Everton replacing them in the bottom three.

The Super Eagles striker has now scored four goals in 16 English top-flight appearances this season.