The two first half goals were Taiwo Awoniyi’s first Premier League brace.
The goals were Taiwo Awoniyi’s first two-goal performance in a single game in any of the top five European divisions since his farewell match for Union Berlin in May 2022.
Nottingham Forest managed to score three goals in the first half of a Premier League game for the first time since August 1995, a game in which they led 3-1 against Southampton and eventually winning 4-3.
The Steve Cooper side ultimately prevailed in a seven-goal thriller against a Southampton team that is certainly condemned in the Premier League’s incredible relegation battle.
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— Nottingham Forest (@NFFC) May 8, 2023
The Saints constantly kept trying to come back, but in the end they were unsuccessful after Awoniyi’s first-half double sent the hosts well on their way.
The Nigerian International, Taiwo Awoniyi now has 6 goals and 1 assist in 14 starts for Nottingham Forest this season.
With only three matches left, they fall nine points below Forest in the standings and are eight points away from safety zone.
Despite yet another thrilling home victory, Forest must play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge the following time out in an attempt to record only their second away victory of this season.
When Saints play home to Fulham on Saturday, the end of the team’s Premier League campaign might be made official.