Nottingham Forest‘s powerful begin to life within the Premier League continued on Monday night time as they have been thrashed 4-0 by previously-winless Leicester Metropolis.
A surprising spell within the first half noticed James Maddison open the scoring because of a deflected effort, earlier than a superb strike from Harvey Barnes made it 2-0 only a minute later.
Maddison then made it 3-0 with an excellent free-kick in off the publish, with Patson Daka finishing the humiliation within the second half with a beautiful flicked end.
Nonetheless, Forest had their possibilities on the King Energy Stadium, with Taiwo Awoniyi lacking two enormous alternatives, together with an effort off the publish when the rating was nonetheless 0-0.
Had the Nigerian summer time signing taken his possibilities then Forest may have escaped with some extent or extra, so the previous Liverpool man positively let Steve Cooper down.
Did Awoniyi let Cooper down vs Leicester?
Actually, his lacklustre ending capability might properly have value the English supervisor his job, as studies have emerged following the sport that the Reds may look to nominate Rafa Benitez as Cooper’s substitute, after a disappointing begin to the season.
As per SofaScore, Awoniyi would earn a surprising 6.1 ranking for his efficiency, which was the worst of any outfield participant on the pitch.
After hitting the woodwork within the first half, the 25-year-old fluffed one other likelihood within the second half, capturing straight at Danny Ward when performed by way of on objective.
Throughout his time on the pitch, the Nigerian ahead would have simply 13 touches of the ball. Dean Henderson, by comparability, would have 54, which emphasises how little Awoniyi was concerned on Monday night time.
The goal man has averaged simply 9 passes per sport this season however by some means dropped even decrease in opposition to the Foxes, finishing simply six passes earlier than he was rightly substituted simply after the hour mark.
With solely two targets in his opening eight appearances for Forest, with quite a few notable possibilities missed, Cooper might properly have been loads higher off with a extra medical choice than Awoniyi up entrance.
Subsequently, with the previous Swansea boss seemingly getting ready to dropping his job, Awoniyi should share a few of the blame after one other passenger-like show on Monday.