Outcast Semi Ajayi delivers for West Brom with stoppage time Winner


Semi Ajayi made a massive statement for more game time with Manager Valérien Ismaël watching when the outcast tap in for a late winner on Saturday.

Ajayi was in the right place at the right time to put the ball behind the net and snatch a win away against Stubborn Peterborough.
The 27 year-old has been a fringe player since the new Manager was appointed and had played only 70 minutes in three league matches.
On Saturday, he got a chance following the injury to Matt Clarke and the Nigerian more than made it count.
He won 6 aerial battles, 1 block, 1 interception and 1 clearance. He registered three attempts on goal; went close to scoring once before his goal in third minute of stoppage.
The win put the Baggies back in second spot on the table after five rounds of game.
“It was so emotional. The last minute goals in football are always the best,” Ismael said after the match.
“There is always so much energy and emotion.
“It was a difficult game for us especially with the injuries we have.
“Kyle had to come off and we had to manage it and stay focused. I think the guys did really well.
“We dominated but we just couldn’t get the goal. When things don’t go your way you have to stay strong and focus on your principles. We did that tonight. Tonight was proof of all that.
“We have missed these moment so much. It was a great reward for everyone. The players who gave everything and the supporters who gave everything. It’s a great win for us, and to win in that way was so special.”


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