Awaziem sees red in Nantes victory over Troyes

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The Nigeria youngster was given the marching order early but his side held firm to claim their first win of the league campaign

Chidozie Awaziem saw red in Nantes 1-0 away victory against Troyes in a Ligue 1 encounter on Saturday evening.

The 20-year-old, on loan from Portuguese giants, Porto, was shown a straight red card for a foul in the 33rd minute.

But that did not prevent Claudio Ranieri’s men to leave Stade de l'Aube with all three points - their first in the league this season.

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With ten minutes before full time, Striker Emiliano Sala conjured a goal - after connecting to David Alcibiade cross with a neat shot - to make up for the Nigeria international’s blushes.

Awaziem has now played three French topflight encounters for the Canaries - placed 15th in the log after registering a win and two losses from three games.

The defender is expected to miss next week’s clash against Marseille due to the implication of his expulsion.

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