Nottingham Forest on Monday secured a 4-3 win against Southampton at the City Ground, where Nigeria international Taiwo Awoniyi scored two goals.
The goal for Awoniyi, a former Liverpool player, is his first in four months, since the 25-year-old last scored in Forest’s 1-0 win against Southampton on match-day 19 in January.
He also missed nine Premier League games as a result of a groin injury in suffered, which ruled him out of action for two months.
After two months, Awoniyi made his long-awaited return against Wolves and featured for just four minutes in a match which ended1-1, a draw at The City Ground.
The forward finally scored two quick goals, after he featured in seven games, since his return from injury.
This achievement increased Forest’s hopes of staying in the topflight league alive as he was taken off in the 81st minute for Sam Surridge.
Interestingly, Awoniyi’s double had given Forest early control at the City Ground but Southampton responded through Carlos Alcaraz but Morgan Gibbs-White made it 3-1 to Forest from the penalty spot.
The defence of the Tricky Trees became porous while Southampton capitalized on their lapses as Lyanco scored in the 51st minute to make it 3-2.
Danilo took the sting off the game in the 71st minute with a strong finish to make it 4-2.