Awoniyi, Aribo lose on Premier League debuts

Awoniyi, Aribo lose in Premier League derby


Super Eagles duo of Taiwo Awoniyi and Joe Aribo suffered defeat with their Premier League clubs in the opening fixture of the 2022/23 campaign.

Awoniyi’s newly promoted Nottingham Forest side were humiliated by Newcastle in a 2-0 defeat at St James’ Park.

Awoniyi came in the 63 minutes as a substitute for Sam Surridge, but could not do enough to rescue Forest from losing to St James’ Park.

A Fabian Schar wondergoal and Callum Wilson’s deft finish shattered newly promoted Nottingham Forest as Newcastle opened their Premier League campaign with a deserved victory.

Joe Aribo’s Southampton side were battered by Antonio Conte’s ¬†Tottenham Hotspur men in a five-goal thriller.

Aribo, who joined Southampton in the summer transfer window, played 90 minutes.

James Ward-Prowse’s volley in the 12 minutes gave Southampton the lead but Ryan Sessegnon’s header gave Tottenham the equaliser in the 21 minutes.

Tottenham carried that confidence into the second half and Mohammed Salisu turned Emerson Royal’s cross into his net, before Kulusevski gabbed a well-taken fourth to cap a dominant display for Tottenham