Jim Beglin has said that Nottingham Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi deserved his slice of fortune yesterday as the Reds beat West Ham. The ex-Liverpool player was on co-commentary for American television as Forest won 1-0.

Awoniyi got himself off the mark two minutes prior to half-time. He was in the right place at the right time to edge the Reds in front and send the City Ground into raptures.

Forest held on in the second half to claim a massive three points. Declan Rice saw a second-half penalty saved by Dean Henderson and the Reds did ride their luck at times.

Beglin was full of praise for Forest’s goal hero. He raved about him live on air and conceded that although it was lucky, he claimed it was no less than he deserved.

Beglin Awoniyi fortune
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He said live on air: “There’s an element of good fortune about this. It seems to just run off of Johnson and it runs into the path of Awoniyi.

“But, he won’t care and I think for his work rate alone and for the problems he’s caused West Ham, he probably deserves that fortune.”

Awoniyi signed for the Reds this summer for a club record £17 million. Last season, he fired 20 goals for Union Berlin, helping them qualify for the Europa League.

Now, he embarks on a Premier League journey. Getting his first goal should give him a massive amount of confidence and he’ll hope to score some goals as the season progresses.

Beglin says Awoniyi deserved fortune and he’s spot on

The 25-year-old striker will have point to prove in the Premier League. He’s previously been on the books of Liverpool, although he couldn’t make a first-team appearance due to an inability to land a work permit.

As a full international for Nigeria, that hasn’t proved a problem this time around. The Reds will now hope to see the very best of the player and the hope will be he can score lots of goals.

Beglin Awoniyi fortune
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Awoniyi worked tirelessly yesterday. He gave the West Ham defenders no time to breathe and proved a constant menace to the Hammers’ defensive unit.

Forest now travel to Everton. As a former Liverpool player, Awoniyi would surely welcome the opportunity to try and silence the Toffees at Goodison Park.

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