Nigerian international, Simy Nwankwo ended a two-game goal drought to score what proved to be a mere consolation for newly promoted Crotone as they lost 4-1 away at the Mapei Stadium to Sassuolo, AOIFootball.com reports.
With just one goal and no single point from their opening two league games, the visitors kept faith with Simy who once again led the line for Crotone as they hoped to head into the international break with a morale-boosting result.
They however found themselves behind after 19 minutes when Domenico Berardi made it 1-0 going into the half time break.
The visitors then came into the second half with a positive mindset and soon found themselves level when Luca Cigarini was brought down in the box with Simy stepping up to fire the resulting spot-kick in and make it 1-1.
The hosts were then rewarded with a penalty of their own two minutes before the hour mark with Francesco Caputo stepping up to make it 2-1 before the striker got his second of the game five minutes from time to make it 3-1 with Manuel Locatelli ensuring the host moved up the table with a resounding 4-1 win.
Despite the loss, Simy still stood out in the game with an impressive rating of 7.3, making 4 key passes, completing 72% of his passes, and also making one clearance in the match.