It was another fantastic afternoon for Nigerian players in the English Championship as midfielder Eberechi Eze continued his impressive return in front of goal, whilst Eagles returnee Leon Balogun once again was at his best for Wigan, AOIFootball.com reports.
Semi Ajayi: The Eagles center-back was on from start to finish as West Bromwich Albion continued their poor run of form as they drew goalless away at Swansea City as they failed to win for the 3 consecutive games.
The 26-year-old, however, kept his 10th clean sheet of the campaign as he finished with a rating of 6.9, making one big clearance and also completing 84% of his passes.
Leon Balogun: The on-loan Brighton & Hove defender continued his fantastic start to life at the DW Stadium ad he helped Wigan to their 4th consecutive clean sheet following their goalless draw at home to Luton Town.
Having recovered from the injury he suffered last week against West Brom, the 31-year-old marked his return to the Super Eagles set up with yet another brilliant performance as he remained unbeaten with the Latics after six games.
He, however, finished the game with a rating of 7.1 and making 3 clearances, 2 interceptions, winning 3 duels and also completing 88% of his passes attempted.
Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel: The Eagles hopefuls were in splendid form for QPR as they came from behind to beat Preston North End 3-1 and keep their playoffs hope alive.
Daniel Johnson did put Preston ahead in the first half but the visitors hit back after the hour mark when Eze turned provider for Grant Hill for 1-1 before they were reduced 10 men six minutes later when Geoff Cameron was given his marching orders.
Despite down to 10 men, QPR still fought hard and was ahead on the 78th minute before Osayi-Samuel assisted Ryan Manning for 2-1 and then replicated the same feat six minutes from time to set up Eze who made it 3-1.
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