Bournemouth of England’s Nigerian-born attacker, Arnaut Groeneveld Danjuma is back into bold headlines across Queensland and beyond, following his late winner in The Cherries’ victory in another English Championship fixture this midweek, megasportsarena.com reports.
Although Danjuma has not found the going smooth since his highly-celebrated arrival from Club Brugge of Belgium two years ago, the youngster proved doubters wrong by getting off the bench to make a world of difference against Bristol City and keep his side’s hopes of a quick return to the English Premier League alive.
Such it was that Danjuma turned out to be hero of the night, as the lad who was born in Holland to Nigerian parents became a super-sub with a difference and Bournemouth climbed up to second position with a 1-0 win over Bristol City.
Danjuma bagged his third goal of the season nine minutes from time and only six after his introduction to the game, as The Cherries maintained their unbeaten start to their league campaign; in a game during which Bristol City were the superior team in the first half and could have taken the lead with only four minutes played.
Wales defender, Chris Mepham gave the ball away cheaply inside his own penalty area and was relieved to see Antoine Semenyo fire into the side-netting at the near post, while Bournemouth’s first sight of goal came in the 14th minute when Junior Stanislas blazed a 20-yard free-kick wide after another Nigerian-born attacker, Dominic Solanke had been fouled.
The Cherries’ goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic came to the home side’s rescue nine minutes later with a superb fingertip save to turn behind Tyreeq Bakinson’s angled strike, which was destined for the far corner and though Bristol City carved another presentable chance from the resulting corner, Famara Diedhiou could not keep his header down.
The Robins thought they had taken the lead on the half-hour mark through Tomas Kalas’ looping header from another corner, only for Josh King to nod the ball away from off his own goal-line, after which Lewis Cook drove a hopeful long-range effort straight into the gloves of an underworked Bentley as City continued to frustrate their former Premier League hosts.
Just when the match looked destined for a draw, super-sub Danjuma popped up with the winner, as the Nigerian-born Dutch winger skipped past City defender, Zak Vyner after being played in by Solanke before calmly lifting his shot over the advancing Bentley.
Bournemouth’s coach, Jason Tindall stated afterwards: “We knew how important this game was and how tough a challenge it would be. Eight games in and we are still undefeated so we have to be happy. To go eight games unbeaten in any league is an achievement and the players deserve a lot of credit. I cannot fault what they have given me.
“I thought we deserved to win based on our second-half performance. We kept knocking on the door and thankfully got the goal with a lovely bit of play around the box and Arnie was there to finish it.”