Taiwo Awoniyi on target in Royal Excel Mouscron defeat

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The 20-year-old found the net but could not save Mircea Rednic’s side as they bowed to the Essevee in a Belgium top flight clash

Taiwo Awoniyi was on target as ten-man Royal Excel Mouscron suffered a 2-1 defeat to Zulte-Waregem in Sunday’s Belgium First Division A game.

The youngster got the curtain raiser in the quarter half-hour mark to beat goalkeeper Nicola Leali. Aaron Leya Iseka restored parity to the Essevee after connecting well with Julien De Sart’s pass in the 47th minutes.

Sandy Walsh scored the winning goal five minutes after the hour mark courtesy of an assist from Belgian youth international, Iseka.

The tension-soaked match saw Nigeria’s Peter Olayinka booked while five others were cautioned. 

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Christophe Diedhiou was given the marching order for a serious foul play in the 76th minutes of the encounter.

The result leaves Royal Excel Mouscron on the fifth spot on the log having garnered 13 points from seven games and will be hoping to improve on this outcome when they clash with Tubize in the Belgian Cup on Wednesday.