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Afobe on "massive" victory over Bristol City

Hard graft from the striker on Wednesday night...

30 September 2021

Benik Afobe put in an almighty shift during Wednesday night's Sky Bet Championship victory over Bristol City at The Den.

After a 90 minutes which saw the striker thwarted twice by an inspired Daniel Bentley in The Robins' goal and brought down for the penalty-kick - which ended with Jed Wallace powering home the winning strike - the loanee slumped to the floor at the final whistle, such was the effort he had put in during the game.

The win stops a run of four consecutive draws and now changes the record to six matches unbeaten - and Afobe told of the need for those three points, and also talked through his moments in front of goal.

"It was massive, we needed that," he said. "We've drawn the last few games and being back home, under the lights with the unbelievable fans, we needed the three points - and we got them. We're all delighted.

"As a forward, you always want to score goals and help the team. With the first chance, I was a bit worried about the goalkeeper coming out and clattering me! The second one, he saved it on to the post. I've played with [Daniel] Bentley before, he's a top goalkeeper.

"However, I'd be worried if I weren't getting the chances and I'd be worried if we weren't getting the chances. On another day, I could've had two goals. I won the penalty, but since I've come to the club, Jed has been the penalty taker. I'm not the kind of player who's going to say because I've won it, I'll take it."

Click play on the video above to hear in full from Benik Afobe.

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