Nigerian international, Taiwo Awoniyi was again the hero for Royal Excel Mouscron as he scored the winning goal in their 2-1 comeback win over league leaders KRC Genk, AOIFootball.com reports.
The 21-year-old was making his first start since his arrival on loan two weeks ago and showed the club why he should have remained with them beyond the summer of last season.
The visitors took a surprise first-half lead when Mbaye Laye scored from 12 yards after seventeen minutes to give Mouscron a 1-0 lead going into half time.
After making two quick second-half substitutes, the league leaders were back in the game when defender Sebastien Dewaest headed home to balance scores after 74 minutes.
But with the tie looking destined to end in a draw, Nigeria’s Awoniyi showed power and composure to shrugged off his marker before slotting between the legs of the goalkeeper to hand his side a morale-boosting win in almost the last kick of the game.
Having failed to score in any of his 13 league games whilst on loan to KAA Gent, the former U-17 World Cup winner has now scored two goals since arriving at Mouscron where he established himself last season.