Taiwo Awoniyi ranks ahead of Erling Haaland in goals value

Taiwo Awoniyi ranks ahead of Erling Haaland in goals value

Joba Ogunwale 18:06 - 23.05.2023

Erling Haaland will win the Premier League golden boot, but Taiwo Awoniyi’s goals hold more point value.

Super Eagles star Taiwo Awoniyi has scored more goals that gave his Nottingham Forest side more points than any other player barring Harry Kane in the Premier League

Awoniyi’s goals have more points value than Erling Haaland, who sits on top of the Premier League scoring charts with 36 goals in 34 matches. 

Awoniyi's importance to Nottingham Forest

Awoniyi has scored nine goals in 26 matches for the Tricky Trees this season. His goals have contributed to more than a third of Forest's points in the Premier League this season. 

Awoniyi's goals have won Nottingham Forest 13 points this season
Taiwo Awoniyi has proven to be one of Nottingham Forest's important players this season.

Only Kane has won more points for his club with his goals than Awoniyi. It has been a remarkable season for Awoniyi, who is only in his first year in the English top flight. 

The Nigeria international joined Steve Cooper’s side from Union Berlin for a then club-record fee of  €20.50m. 

Brilliant debut campaign for Awoniyi

Awoniyi got off to a good start at City Ground, scoring in his first league match at home against West Ham. He added a second on matchday eight, scoring the winner against Fulham. 

The Super Eagles star also scored the winner against Liverpool and Southampton before the goals dried up, no thanks to injuries and lack of game time. 

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However, he picked up form at the business end of the season, scoring a brace against Southampton and Chelsea before scoring the all-important goal against Arsenal that ensured Forest’s safety. 

Awoniyi can now finish the season on a high when Forest take on Crystal Palace in their final match of the season. 

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