West Bromwich Albion’s Ajayi revels in maiden Premier League goal vs Liverpool,
The Baggies centre again is gratified about how his sport towards the Reds went, the place he broke his six-year duck in the English topflight
Semi Ajayi is happy to have scored his first English Premier League goal as West Bromwich Albion held reigning champions Liverpool to a 1-1 draw on Sunday night.
Within the keenly contested affair at Anfield, Sadio Mane gave Jurgen Klopp’s males a twelfth minute lead because of a cool end previous goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after cashing in on a positive help from Joel Matip.
Regardless of dominating ball possession for a big a part of the sport, the hosts have been unable to get extra objectives as Sam Allardyce’s workforce put up a robust defensive community.
Nevertheless, the Baggies refused to go down with no struggle with Nigeria worldwide Ajayi levelled issues in the 82nd minute because of a Matheus Pereira cross.
Within the course of, he ended his six-year anticipate his maiden goal in England’s topflight since his time at Arsenal.
Remarkably, the 27-year-old’s effort ranks him behind solely Liverpool’s Vigil van Dijk and Aaron Pierre (each 9) as defenders who’ve scored essentially the most headed objectives in England’ prime 4 tiers because the graduation of the 2018-2019 marketing campaign.
Buoyed by his goalscoring efficiency towards the Klopp’s aspect, the previous Rotherham United and Cardiff Metropolis man too to social media to have a good time his first strike in England’s Premier membership championship.
“First Premier League goal! God is nice,” Ajayi wrote on Instagram.
In his evaluation, West Brom’s boss was happy seeing his gamers’ onerous work repay.
“I believe that everybody has seen we confirmed numerous resilience at present to maintain ourselves in the sport and we stored making an attempt to do the appropriate issues,” Allardyce advised membership web site.
“Defensively, other than the slip up for the goal we have been glorious. I believe a change of ways about half-hour in, placing Grant up entrance gave us a bit extra of an out ball somewhat than all people simply getting pegged again. It began to work somewhat bit by him holding it up and us getting in to Liverpool’s half. Within the second half I believe we expanded on that.”
Even at their newest outcome, the Baggies keep in relegation waters – sitting in the nineteenth spot with simply eight factors from 15 outings performed to date in the 2020-21 marketing campaign.
Ajayi started his profession with Charlton Athletic earlier than becoming a member of Arsenal in 2013 after finishing a season-long mortgage spell at Dartford.
His lack of ability to get a daily taking part in time on the Emirates Stadium noticed him be part of Cardiff Metropolis earlier than the transfer was made everlasting following the expiration of his Gunners’ deal.