26 year old Nigerian central defender, Semi Ajayi was at the heart of the West Bromwich Albion defence that was ruthlessly picked apart by Marcelo Bielsa-tutored Leeds United. West Brom became the first team to avoid defeat at the home of the Champions Liverpool, only two days ago, when Ajayi scored a late equaliser to earn them a point. At home to Leeds, they could not keep up the same energy, losing 5-0.
The first Leeds goal was a fortuitous own goal scored by West Brom man, Romaine Sawyers from outside his box, before Alioski, Dallas and Rodrigo all scored within 10 minutes to end the first half 4-0 up. Leeds grabbed a fifth when Brazilian winger, Raphinha scored his second league goal for the club. It was Leeds United’s joint-biggest away win. The result saw West Brom further plunged into relegation crisis, as they lie in 19th place on 8 points with 16 matches played.