Awoniyi and Aina escape Premier League relegation after closing-day win over condemned Burnley

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Super Eagles stars Taiwo Awoniyi and Ola Aina have escaped relegation from the Premier League following their 2-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor in the final game of the season, reports.

Coach Nuno Espirito Santo left Nigerian stars Awoniyi and Aina on the bench when they traveled to Turf Moor for their final game of the season.

Before the final game, Nottingham Forest were just three points above Luton Town but with a far healthier goal difference. In fact, it would have taken a twelve-goal swing for Luton and a Forest loss to Burnley for them to go down.

However, before Burnley could get their acts together, Nottingham Forest put two past them courtesy of Chris Wood.

The Tricky Trees took that lead into the break. Then, Josh Cullen pulled one back for Burnley in the 72nd minute to set it up for a frenetic. However, Luton, who were hoping that a miracle would happen in their favour, were already down 4-2, meaning that Forest were comfortably safe.

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