Nigeria international forward Taiwo Awoniyi scored twice to assist Nottingham Forest earn a 2-2 draw against Chelsea, who were searching for their second consecutive win under caretaker coach Frank Lampard.
The Nigerian put his team ahead in the 13th minute with a well-placed header, and he was on hand again to cancel Raheem Sterling’s brace with another header, bringing the score to 2-2 after the Englishman scored twice in the 51st and 58th minutes.
It was his eighth goal of the season, and it propelled his team from the relegation zone to 16th place on the table, one position above the drop zone with two games remaining in the English Premier League.
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Steve Copper, the team’s coach, expressed hope that the Nigerian will continue his great run in front of goal, with games against Arsenal and Crystal Palace coming up for the newly promoted club.