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HURRAH! NEC Nijmegen’s Awoniyi ends eight-month goal drought

1:47 PM GMT+8 08/05/2017
Taiwo Awoniyi
The striker who hadn’t scored in the Dutch topflight since his loan move from Liverpool brought his barren run to an end on Sunday

Taiwo Awoniyi has finally ended his Eredivisie goal drought as he fired past Tim Krul to secure victory for NEC Nijmegen in their 2-1 victory over AZ Alkmaar.

The Nigerian had previously failed to score for Ron de Groot’s men since making his debut on September 10, 2016 against PSV.

And having gone 27 games without getting his name on the scoresheet, the moment finally arrived in Sunday's Dutch topflight tie with Alkmaar after replacing Wojciech Golla in the 83rd minute.

He fired in the winner in the 90th minute of the encounter courtesy of an assist from Lorenzo Burnet.

Aside handing his side maximum points, the goal ensured his team their sixth win of the season and are 17th on the log with 31 points from 33 games.

Nijmegen travel to Europa League chasing SC Heerenveen on the last day of the season at Abe Lenstra Stadium.