EPL: Semi Ajayi scores again in five-goal thriller

Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi scored his second league goal for relegation-haunted West Brom on Saturday as they triumphed 3-2 in the five-goal thriller against Wolverhampton.

The victory in Saturday’s Black Country derby is only West Brom’s second win of the 2020/21 EPL season.

Ajayi’s goal, sandwiched between two penalty goals by Matheus Pereira helped new manager, Sam Allardyce to his first league win on his return to management.

Pereira gave the relegation-threatened West Brom side the lead after just eight minutes from the penalty spot.

Wolves hit back with two goals within five minutes towards the end of the first half. The equaliser came on 38 minutes through Fabio Silva and Boly, on 43 minutes, got his redemption with the second, two minutes before the interval.

Ajayi got his team their own equaliser in the 52nd minute with a header from a Kyle Bartley cross. Another trip on Robinson in the 55th minute handed Pereira his second chance and again he was successful, sending Patricio the wrong way.

West Brom defended deep from then on and held on for just the second win of the campaign.

Despite the victory, the Baggies are still second from the bottom on the log and would need more of this kind of results to succeed in their desperate attempt to escape from relegation.

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