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Goals and assists from African players in Europe: August 25-28

Taiwo Awoniyi cannot be stopped at the moment no matter the opponent or venue it seems! The Nottingham Forest and Nigeria national team striker found the net yet again for the seventh consecutive English Premier League match as his team fell to a 3-2 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday. The Ilorin native is now in elite company by joining Mohamed Salah and Emmanuel Adebayor as the only African players to ever score in seven consecutive matches in England’s top tier. The 26-year-old now has 14 goals in 33 appearances since joining Forest ahead of their return to the Premier League last season.

Watch Awoniyi’s excellent strike below as well as all the goals and assists from African players in nine European leagues over the weekend.

English Premier League

Taiwo Awoniyi (Nigeria) continues to dominate with a goal for the seventh consecutive match before Willy Boly (Ivory Coast) heads home in Nottingham Forest’s defeat at Manchester United

Nicolas Jackson (Senegal) finds the net with a poacher’s finish for his first Premier League goal in Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Luton Town

Lyle Foster (South Africa) becomes the first South African to score in the Premier League since Steven Pienaar in 2013 with a goal in Burnley’s defeat to Aston Villa

Mohamed Salah (Egypt) provides a perfect pass to set up Darwin Nuñez’s dramatic late winner as 10-man Liverpool comes back to win at Newcastle (skip to 1:11 in the video)

Saïd Benrahma (Algeria) measures an excellent pass to assist Jared Bowen and double West Ham’s lead in a victory at Brighton

A clever backheel from Jordan Ayew (Ghana) sets up Crystal Palace’s equalizer at Brentford

Serie A

Lameck Banda (Zambia) assists both goals in Lecce’s 2-2 draw at Fiorentina including his club’s opening goal scored by Hamza Rafia (Tunisia)

Houssem Aouar (Algeria) comes on as a halftime substitute and finds the net for his first goal with Roma in defeat at Verona

Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) strikes from the penalty spot in Napoli’s 2-0 victory over Sassuolo

Boulaye Dia (Senegal) fires Salernitana level to earn a point at home against Udinese

Abdou Harroui (Morocco) strikes early for newly promoted Frosinone who stun Atalanta for a 2-1 victory


Victor Boniface (Nigeria) continues his hot start to life in Germany with two goals in Bayer Leverkusen’s victory at Borussia Mönchengladbach

Serhou Guirassy (Guinea) makes it three goals in two matches for Stuttgart before it all goes horribly wrong for his club in a 5-1 defeat at RB Leipzig

Omar Marmoush (Egypt) is in the right place to score his first goal for Eintracht Frankfurt as the visitors equalize in stoppage time at Mainz

La Liga

Iñaki Williams (Ghana) crosses for Athletic Bilbao’s third goal in 4-2 victory over Real Betis

Ligue 1

Mostafa Mohamed (Egypt) scores twice and Jean-Charles Castelletto (Cameroon) scores the other goal in a 3-2 victory for Nantes over Monaco

Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo) and Ismaïla Sarr (Senegal) provide the goals in Marseille’s 2-0 victory over Brest

Christopher Wooh (Cameroon) scores his first Ligue 1 goal for Rennes in a 2-2 draw with Le Havre

Yunis Abdelhamid (Morocco) heads in the opening goal for Stade Reims in a 3-1 victory at Montpellier

Morgan Guilavogui (Guinea) fires in a late consolation goal for Lens in defeat at PSG

Portuguese Primeira Liga

Mohamed Belloumi (Algeria) assists the first goal and scores the third in a dominating 5-0 victory for Farense over Chaves

Morlaye Sylla (Guinea) volleys in a late equalizer for Arouca to salvage a point against Portimonense

Russian Premier League

Joel Fameyeh (Ghana) comes on as a substitute and plays the role of hero for Rubin Kazan with a headed goal to equalize in the final seconds

Scottish Premiership

Mohammed Sangare (Liberia) comes on as a substitute and fires in a blast from distance that ends up as the match winner for Livingston at Hibernian