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EPL: Awoniyi’s goal lifts Forest out of relegation waters

Struggling English Premier League club, Nottingham Forest, climbed out of the relegation zone and left Southampton rooted to the bottom of the table after a deserved 1-0 away win at St Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday.

Following an impressive home draw with Chelsea on New Year’s Day, 18th-placed Forest travelled to the south coast in search of their first away win this season.

They took the lead when Brennan Johnson, who had earlier rattled the crossbar from close range, pounced on a Lyanco error and raced clear before setting up Super Eagles forward, Taiwo Awoniyi for a simple tap-in on 27 minutes.

Southampton, who have now lost six consecutive league games, wasted an opportunity to take the lead in the first half when Che Adams fired wide. The Saints failed to register a shot on target and were again booed off by their own fans at the end of either half.

Southampton are still 20th after collecting just 12 points from 17 matches, while Forest rise to 15th, having lost only two of their last eight matches.

            Other Results

Crystal Palace 0 vs Tottenham 4

Leeds United 2 vs West Ham 2

Aston Villa 1 vs Wolves 1

          Thursday’s Fixture

Chelsea vs Manchester City.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas; Editing by Tony Okerafor