Taiwo Awoniyi puts Nottingham Forest ahead of Arsenal as Man City close in on Premier League title
Manchester City are closing in on the Premier League table thanks to Taiwo Awoniyi’s strike against Arsenal.
The Forest striker headed home in the 19th minute at the City Ground after a sloppy pass from Martin Odegaard to Morgan Gibbs-White.
Emerging from midfield, the former Wolves starlet played Awoniyi to convert from close range and make it 1-0 alongside Steve Cooper.
Although there is still a long way to go, victory for Forest would see them all but ensure their survival in the Premier League.
Leeds would have to win their two remaining matches with Forest to lose on the final weekend of the season.
But Awoniyi’s strike – his fifth goal in his last three outings – could have bigger repercussions at the top of the table.
Awoniyi has scored five goals in his last three games(/caption)
A victory for Cooper’s side would secure the Premier League title for Manchester City – their third consecutive championship.
Even a draw for Arsenal at Forest would prove huge for Pep Guardiola’s side as they would then only need a point from their last three games.
Jamie O’Hara was live on talkSPORT’s Gameday Phone-In when Forest scored the goal to put them ahead and the former Tottenham midfielder didn’t miss his chance to stick the knife in Mikel’s side Arteta when discussing Spurs’ woes.
He said: “The best thing that has happened to Spurs this season is to see Arsenal crumble like a deck of cards, bent they have!”
Others will follow.
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