Paul Onuachu wins Man of the Match award following brace in Oostende victory

Paul Onuachu has been named as Man of the Match by Genk after he scored twice to earn The Smurfs a point against Oostende.
The  Man-of-the-Match award — which was announced on Tuesday — was the striker’s second in as many matches, having won the same award in the 3-1 victory over KV Mechelen last week.
The 26-year-old netted twice to put his side 2-1 up after Northern Ireland midfielder Cameron McGeehan had given the visitors the lead, but Genk — who finished the game with ten men following the dismissal of Bastien Toma — were denied all three points by a late Makhtar Gueye goal.
Blauw-Wits went behind in the Pro League game at Luminus Arena in the third minute after McGeehan stabbed home a loose ball after goalkeeper Maarten Vandevoordt spilled a shot.
Onuachu then scored twice — heading home Joakim Maehle’s cross before netting from the penalty spot — to overturn the deficit, but Senegalese striker Gueye’s brilliant header seven minutes from time rescued a point for De Kustboys.
Monday’s brace took the former Midtjylland forward’s goals tally to six in six Pro League games this season — and extended his scoring streak to three matches.

Last week, the striker — who was overlooked by Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr for the forthcoming friendlies with Algeria and Tunisia — scored twice in the Blauw-Wit’s home win against KV Mechelen.

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