It was a good outing for Nigerian players in the English Premier League on Saturday as defender Semi Ajayi netted his second league to inspire relegation strugglers West Brom to a 3-2 win, whilst midfielder Wilfred Ndidi helped Leicester move up to second with a win over Southampton, AOIFootball.com reports.
Semi Ajayi: The Eagles defender continued to show why he remains a vital part of West Bromwich Albion quest for survival as he scored a vital equalizer in their 2-3 win away at Wolverhampton to record just their second win of the campaign.
Matheus Pereira opened the scoring for the visitors from the spot on eight minutes before the hosts hit back with two quick goals just before the break from Fabio Silva and Willy Boly.
Ajayi then made it 2-2 seven minutes after the restart when he headed home a Kyle Bartley cross before another penalty for Pereira just before the hour mark sealed all 3 points for West Brom who are now just 5 points from safety.
Ola Aina, Tosin Adarabioyo, and Ademola Lookman: The trio of Ola Aina, Ademola Lookman, and Tosin Adarabioyo all started for relegation side Fulham as they hosted Chelsea in a London derby at the Craven Cottage.
Aina and Tosin stood firm for the hosts all through the game and were solid at the back as the Blues failed to break a stubborn Fulham who had plenty to do in the second half after Antonee Robinson saw red just before half time.
Academy graduate Mason Mount however broke the heart of the hosts when he scored 12 minutes from time to hand the visitors all 3 points and condemn Fulham to their 9th loss of the campaign.
It was, however, a sweet-bitter reunion for former Blue Ola Aina who had a game rating of 7.0 whilst Tosin who remains hopeful of a future Eagles call-up, had a good green with a rating of 7.2 with Lookman earning a rating of 6.7 after picking up a yellow card.
Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho: Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was on from start to finish as Leicester showed they can still push for the title following their hard-fought 2-0 win at the King Power.
James Maddison put the Foxes 1-0 up in the first period before Harvey Barnes wrapped up the win in additional time to seal a 2-0 win for the host as they move up to second a point behind leaders Manchester United.
The impressive Ndidi had a game rating of 7.4, winning 13 duels, making 3 clearances, 5 tackles whilst also completing 70% of his passes.
Kelechi Iheanacho was a 91st-minute replacement for Jamie Vardy.