Nigerian sensation and Nottingham Forest forward, Taiwo Awoniyi, continues to make waves in the Premier League, extending his remarkable streak of goal contributions to nine consecutive games, Breaking Sport News reports.
His latest contribution came in the form of an assist during a clash against Burnley at the City Ground on Monday Night Football.
Awoniyi’s extraordinary feat includes both goals and assists, a testament to his growing influence on the pitch.
This remarkable run began with a stellar performance against Southampton at home last season and has carried over into the current campaign.
As things stand, Awoniyi is just two games away from joining an elite group of Premier League legends who have achieved similar feats, including Mesut Ozil, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, and Jamie Vardy.
Notably, Leicester City’s prolific striker, Jamie Vardy, holds the record with an astounding 15 consecutive games with either a goal or an assist.
However, Awoniyi faces a daunting challenge ahead as Nottingham Forest prepares to face Manchester City in an away fixture on Saturday.
The encounter against the formidable City side will test his mettle and determination to maintain his remarkable record.
Awoniyi’s outstanding performance is not confined to scoring goals. He has also showcased his ability to set up his teammates for success.
His recent assist for debutant Callum Hudson-Odoi underscores his growing versatility and contribution to Steve Cooper’s squad.
The young Super Eagles striker has evolved into a clinical force in front of goal, combining his pace and power to trouble Premier League defenders.
With his newfound ability to provide assists, he has become an all-round threat for opposing teams, making him a challenging proposition for any defense.
If Awoniyi can stay injury-free and maintain his current form, there is every reason to believe that he could reach the impressive milestone of 20 goals in the ongoing season.
Football enthusiasts worldwide will be eagerly watching as Taiwo Awoniyi continues to make his mark on the Premier League, solidifying his status as one of the rising stars of the sport.