Emmanuel Dennis scored his first goal for Nottingham Forest against Aston Villa after heading in a cross from Morgan Gibbs-White in a Premier League game on Monday.
The former Watford forward who was preferred in the center role by coach Steve Cooper ahead of his Super Eagles teammate Taiwo Awoniyi rewarded his manager’s trust.
Dennis, headed into the net in the 15 minutes of the game to send the home fans at the City Ground into a frenzy.
Emmanuel Dennis goal against Aston Villa.
The 25-year-old who had played in five Premier League games all from the bench started in his first game and marked it with a goal.
A goal that one could predict beforehand considering his remarkable record against Aston Villa.
Emmanuel Dennis First Premier League goal
1st PL goal for Watford – v Aston Villa, Aug 2021
1st PL for Nottingham Forest – v Aston Villa, Oct 2022
Emmanuel Dennis’ Premier League record vs. Aston Villa:
👕 3 Appearances
⚽ 3 goals
🅰️ 1 assist
At the time of this report, Aston Villa have leveled through former Manchester United player Ashley Young.