Awoniyi struggle to make an impact as Nottingham Forest hold Bournemouth to a draw

Nottingham Forest hold Bournemouth to a draw || Imago

Awoniyi struggle to make an impact as Nottingham Forest hold Bournemouth to a draw

Stephen Oladehinde 17:03 - 04.02.2024

Taiwo Awoniyi was not at his best for Nottingham Forest as they could only manage a draw against Bournemouth.

The Super Eagles striker came back from injury against Arsenal last week and scored Nottingham Forest's only goal.

However, he could not build on his goal against the Gunners and struggled to make an impact against Bournemouth with the game ending 1-1.

Justin Kluivert got the first goal early in the game for the home side before Callum Hudson-Odoi scored Forest's equaliser before the half-time break.

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As it happened 

Two changes for Bournemouth from the side that started Thursday's 1-1 draw with West Ham. Luis Sinisterra and Justin Kluivert start in place of Alex Scott and Marcus Tavernier.

Six changes for Nottingham Forest as new goalkeeper Matz Sels makes his debut with Matt Turner dropping to the bench.

Super Eagles star Taiwo Awoniyi led the attack after coming in as a substitute and scoring against Arsenal following his recovery from injury. 

Taiwo Awoniyi || Imago
Taiwo Awoniyi || Imago

The game started and it did not take up to five minutes before Bournemouth took the lead when a corner was whipped in and Luis Sinisterra's header was prodded in by Justin Kluivert who was virtually standing on the line.

As the game went on, Nottingham Forest got back into the game and scored an equaliser a few minutes before the halftime break.

Callum Hudson-Odoi does well to win possession on the edge of the box before curling it beyond Neto.

The second half started and both teams were unable to get the ball into the back of the net with the game still at 1-1.

Few chances for both teams in the second half as they could not make use of any till the final whistle was blown.