Nigeria and Nottingham Forest striker, Taiwo Awoniyi scored yet again against Arsenal and ensured the league title go to Manchester City while Nottingham Forest escape relegation and are assured of premier league football next season.
Awoniyi has now scored an amazing 5 goals in the last 3 games. His end of season form and goals has ensured the survival of Nottingham Forest in the Premier League
It was an anti-climax as Arsenal expected to win the game against Nottingham Forest and put the pressure on Manchester City. Alas, Awoniyi had other ideas as his first half goal ensured all three points for his team which held on to the lead till the end of the game at Nottingham Forest.
This victory means Pep Guardiola’s side game against Chelsea on Sunday will be just a formality ,as they have mathematically become the Champions even if they lost their two remaining games.
It was a bitter pill to swallow for Arsenal who had held on to the top of the league for weeks now and sadly, surrender an 8-point lead to be overtaken by the rampaging Manchester City side.
Relegation Battle Heats Up
At the bottom of the table the relegation heat is now squarely between Leicester City, Everton and Leeds. Two of the three teams will sadly be facing the torment of relegation and drop to the Championship. It has been a tough fight for Nottingham Forest to escape the relegation zone. At some point in the campaign, they were bottom of the table. What a massive turn around it has been for this team that brought in an amazing 30 new players to the squad for the season.
In the other games played today, Brentford dealt a good number on Tottenham Forest. The London team without the suspended Ivan Toney beat Tottenham 1-3.
Roberto Firminho saved Liverpool’s blushes with his late equalizer against Aston Villa to share the spoils at 1-1
Manchester United beat Bournemouth 0-1 with a Casemiro volley at the Vitality Stadium
Everton also survived an onslaught from Wolves with Yerry Mina scoring a 99th minute equalizer to ensure the points were split in a 1-1 draw.