Nigerian Forward Simmy Nwankwo Rescues Serie A Side Crotone From Defeat Against Torino With Late Goal

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Italian Serie A side Torino failed to hang on to their lead against Crotone, no thanks to a late equalizer from Nigerian striker Simmy Nwankwo which helped relegation haunted Crotone to draw 1-1.

Torino took a 66th minute lead through league top scorer Andrea Belotti in the 66th who netted from the spot, and they were nine minutes away from clinching all three points before substitute Nwankwo leveled for Crotone.

Nwankwo was introduced in the 76th minute for his 17th appearance of the season, and the 24 year old proved to be an inspired substitution with the equalizer for his five minutes after coming on to rescue a point for his side.

The goal was his second of the season but his first of 2017, which ended a barren run of seven months without a goal since his strike against Atalanta in a 1-3 loss for his side on the 29th of September 2016.

Crotone are now 18th on the 20 team Serie A table, five points away from safety with six games left to play this season.

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