West Brom off the Block as Semi Ajayi debuts in tough Baggies win


Semi Ajayi jumped right into the fray for West Brom, putting in a massive performance on his league debut for the Baggies as they secured a 2-1 road win over Nottingham Forest.

Ajayi was deployed in a natural CB position and the Nigerian scored an impressive 7.2 rating per whoscored.com.


A breakdown of his numbers on the day also showed the towering 1.93 meters tall defender won two more aerial duels than any other player with minutes in the game.


It was a tricky start for the visitors who had to fight back from a goal down at City Ground.


Goals from Kyle Edwards and Matt Phillips cancelled out Matty Cash’s 8th-minute opener.


The opening day win for Slaven Bilić’s men sees them join the early birds in the top 6 of the championship table after week 1.


Ajayi joined West Brom from League One side Rotherham, with just one year left on his contract.


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