Moses Simon bag brace in FC Nantes 2-2 draw vs RC Lens

Simon Moses celebrating his goal
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In Ligue 1 match against RC Lens, Super Eagles forward – Moses Simon scored twice in the first half as Nantes threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2.Moses Simon bag brace in FC Nantes 2-2 draw vs RC Lens

Simon opened scoring for the visitors eight minutes into the game. 11 minutes later, Lens were down to ten men after a clumsy challenge on Simon by goalkeeper, Jean-Louis Leca.

The 26-year-old Nigerian increased his tally of the game with 13 minutes remaining in the first half to give Nantes a 2-0 lead.

With the brace, Moses Simon was on the cusp of a hat-trick for Nantes before they were stunned by the hosts with a second half comeback.

Portuguese winger David Costa started the comeback in the 67th minute as he drew one back for the home side.

Before Arnaud Kalimuendo, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain rounded it off with nine minutes remaining as he levelled the score with a penalty kick.

Moses Simon has 6 goals and 8 assists so far this season and four of Nantes’ past five goals have been assisted by the Nigerian.

His 21/22 season stats (league alone)
? 29 appearances
? 2261 mins
⚽️ 6 goals
?️ 8 assists
✅ goal involvement every 162 minutes

These are excellent figures. This summer could be the perfect time for him to look for a career advancement.

Meanwhile, Simon is drawing Premier League interest ahead of the summer transfer season, with Newcastle being mentioned as a possible destination.

Following the 2-2 draw, FC Nantes is in ninth place with 50 points after 35 games, while RC Lens is in seventh place, just five points ahead.

All eyes will be on May 7th, when the Antoine Kombouaré’s team takes on Nice in the French Cup final.

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