Simeon Nwankwo goes down with Crotone

The striker could not help as the Calabrian side succumbed to a loss in Naples which saw hopes of another year in the top-flight go up in flames

Simeon Nwankwo witnessed Crotone get relegated from Serie A after Napoli handed them a 2-1 defeat on the final day of the 2017-18 season.

The Pythagoreans gained promotion to the Italian top-flight last season and needed to a win at the Stadio San Paolo to maintain their top division status.

But goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Jose Callejon -  all thanks to the ever crafty Lorenzo Insigne who provided the assists for both goals - relegated the visitors.

Nwankwo, recently named in Nigeria’s 30-man provisional list for the World Cup, was on from start to finish but could not add to his seven-goal tally. Instead, it was Marco Tumminello that grabbed a last-gasp consolation for Walter Zenga’s side.

The 26-year-old ends what has been a breakout season on the very low as Crotone finished the 2017-18 campaign third-from-bottom.

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The lanky forward played in 23 league games.