Taiwo Awoniyi’s Nottingham Forest stun Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Taiwo Awoniyi’s Nottingham Forest stun Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
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In the fourth gameweek of the Premier League season, Chelsea faced an unexpected setback as they lost 1-0 to Taiwo Awoniyi’s Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.

In a thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge, Taiwo Awoniyi, the Super Eagles forward, emerged as the unlikely hero for Nottingham Forest, as they secured a remarkable 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the fourth gameweek of the Premier League.

Awoniyi's impact on the game was nothing short of extraordinary, with the Nigerian forward playing a pivotal role in securing the three points for his team.

Taiwo Awoniyi's missed opportunities

Nottingham Forest's Taiwo Awoniyi celebrates scoring a goal
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Early in the match, in the 26th minute, Awoniyi had his first opportunity to make an impact. A right-footed shot from the center of the box, following a set piece, just narrowly missed the target. It was a close call for Chelsea, who were starting to feel the pressure from the Forest forward.

Five minutes later, in the 31st minute, the Super Eagles forward had another chance to put his team ahead. T

his time, a right-footed shot from the right side of the six-yard box came agonizingly close to finding the back of the net. Despite narrowly missing the target, Awoniyi's intent was clear – he was determined to make an impact.

Taiwo Awoniyi's winning assist

The pivotal moment of the match came in the 48th minute, shortly after halftime. Taiwo Awoniyi showcased his playmaking abilities when he delivered a crucial assist that led to the game's only goal.

With a perfectly executed pass, he set up Anthony Elanga, who fired a right-footed shot past Chelsea's goalkeeper. This well-executed combination play handed Nottingham Forest the three points they desperately needed against a formidable opponent like Chelsea.

A remarkable run of form

Taiwo Awoniyi‘s contribution to his team's success cannot be understated. In his last eight Premier League appearances, he has been directly involved in an astounding 10 goals.

His performance in the 2023/24 season has been particularly outstanding, with three goals and one assist in the first four games of the Premier League campaign.

As Taiwo Awoniyi continues to shine on the Premier League stage, Nottingham Forest fans have every reason to be excited about the potential he brings to the team.

The Nigerian's ability to both score and create goals makes him a valuable asset, and his recent form suggests that he is a force to be reckoned with in English football.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.