Awoniyi : 10-Man City Survive Threat Cruise To An Important Record

Taiwo Awoniyi explains difficulties in his early begining.

English Premier League champions Manchester City survived a goal-threat from Nottingham Forest’s Taiwo Awoniyi on Saturday reports.

Taiwo Awoniyi and his Nottingham Forest teammates on Saturday suffered its first premier League defeat in two matches.

Steve Cooper’s boys travelled to the Etihad stadium with hopes of at least taking a point from the league leaders. Sadly, they lost to a goal-hungry Manchester City.

Goals from winger Phil Foden and the 2022/2023 EPL highest goalcorer Erling Haaland ensured the Manchester club were victorious despite being reduced to ten men.

Meanwhile, there were a total of Forty-six accurate passes by Manchester City before Foden’s opener against Awoniyi Taiwo’s Forest.

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And that’s the second longest passing sequence leading to a premier League goal since 2006/2007 EPL season, where Nacer Chadli struck for Tottenham Hotspur after Forty-Eighy accurate passes.

Taiwo Awoniyi fires blank against goal-hungry Manchester City
Taiwo Awoniyi in action for Nottingham Forest

“There were 46 passes in the build up to Phil Foden’s opener against Nottingham Forest, the second longest passing sequence leading to a Premier League goal on record (since 2006/07), after Nacer Chadli’s strike for Spurs v QPR in August 2014(48 passes),” Opta wrote on X(formerly Twitter).

The win ensured the Cityzens have been excellent on its journey to defending it’s English Premier League Championship.

Ahead of the game, coach Steve Cooper, while motivating his players told them that whatever achievement they’ve had in the last isn’t enough for both the club and fans.

Coach advises Awoniyi and teammates do more for the fans

“Whatever good things we might have done over the last couple of years, it’s not enough. It’s got to be more,” Cooper told the club’s media.

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Awoniyi will look to get over the Manchester City defeat and focus on the club’s next match, as he hope to return to winning ways.

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