Jubilation as Nigerian striker scores brace to inspire top European League to emphatic victory

Jubilation as Nigerian striker scores brace to inspire top European League to emphatic victory

- Simeon Nwankwo increased his Serie A goal tally to six after Crotone defeated Benevento 4-1

- The Nigeria international scored twice in the game to inspire them to their third win of the season

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Nigerian striker Simeon Nwankwo was on target twice as Crotone claim an emphatic Serie A victory 4-1 over Benevento at the Stadio Ezio Scida on Sunday, January 17.

The 28-year-old Super Eagles forward has now recorded six goals in 18 Italian League appearances this campaign.

Though his side is still rock-bottom on the table with 12 points, a few more wins will catapult them out of the relegation zone.

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Giovanni Stroppa's men took the lead just five minutes into the encounter through an own goal Kamil Glik. The defender headed the ball into his own goal while trying to stop the opponent from doing the same.

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Jubilation as Nigerian striker scores brace to inspire top European League to emphatic victory
Nigerian star Simeon Nwankwo celebrating his goals for Crotone in their 4-1 win over Benevento. Photo by Maurizio Lagana.
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Simy doubled Crotone's lead just one minute before the half-hour mark from close-range after tapping a stray ball into the back of the net. The host maintained their two goals advantage into half-time.

It took the tall striker nine minutes after the second half resumed to complete his brace in their 18th league game of the season.

Similar to his first of the game, the Nigerian benefited from a low cross from Emmanuel Riviere and tapped into the net as they went three goals up.

Milos Vulic scored the home team's fourth goal in the 65th minute while Iago Falque's 82nd strike only ended up a mere consolation for the guests.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Tottenham Hotspur have climbed to fourth on the Premier League standings following their 3-1 comfortable win over relegation-threatened Sheffield United.

The Sunday, January 17, match played at Bramall Lane saw Spurs push to return to winning ways following their midweek disappointing 1-1 draw against Fulham.

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A goal each from Serge Aurier, Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele were enough to earn Spurs a crucial win away from home as the Blades' struggles in the league continued.

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