It was a good day for Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi after his West Bromwich Albion side kept their cool to return to the Premier League following their 2-2 draw at home to Queens Park Rangers, AOIFootball.com reports.
It was however terrible news at the other end of the table as another Super Eagles player suffered relegation with Wigan Athletic who dropped down to the third tier of English football.
Leon Balogun: The Eagles defender started for Wigan Athletic in their must-win match at home to Fulham with anything short of three points certainly condemning them to the League One.
The host duly took the lead on the half-hour mark when Kieffer Moore made the most of a Nathan Byrne assist to put them 1-0 up.
Their joy was then short-lived four minutes after the break when the visitors who were also gunning for promotion equalized to make it 1-1 with Wigan failing to score the all-important winner to ensure safety.
Semi Ajayi and Eberechi Eze: Eagles defender Simi Ajayi will add to the grownups list of Nigerian players in the English premier league next season after his West Bromwich Albion side ensured they picked the second automatic promotion ticket after a 2-2 draw at home to QPR.
Without a win in their last 3 outings, Ajayi lead from the back for the host with QPR also handing season star boy Eberechi Eze another start with the player already linked to a host of EPL clubs.
Ray Manning however silenced the bench of the host when he put QPR ahead after the half-hour mark before Grady Diangana equalized just before half time to make it 1-1.
Diangana then set up Callum Robinson four minutes after the break to make it 2-1 with Eze ensuring he ends the season on the high as he equalized with his 14th league goal of the campaign to make it 2-2.
The point was however good enough for West Brom who finished in second place, two points ahead of third-place Brentford who were beaten at home by Barnsley.