Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi has shattered a longstanding record at Nottingham Forest, etching his name in history with a remarkable streak of scoring in seven consecutive Premier League matches. This accomplishment sees him eclipse the achievement of Stan Collymore, a feat untouched for 28 years.
According to The PUNCH’s report, this exceptional milestone elevates Awoniyi to the ranks of illustrious African players Salah and Adebayor, as one of the select trio to have accomplished such a remarkable feat in Premier League history. Awoniyi embarked on this record-setting journey during the previous season, initiating his scoring spree during Forest’s exhilarating 4-3 victory over Southampton at the City Ground.
The considerable £17 million invested in securing Awoniyi’s talents now appears to be a judicious decision. Overcoming injury setbacks from the preceding season, the Nigerian striker has admirably sustained his impressive form into the ongoing campaign. With a trio of goals across three matches, he presently stands tall among the league’s premier goal scorers.