West Brom’s push for promotion continued to gain momentum after they defeated Birmingham 3-2 at the St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium in Saturday’s Championship clash.
Super Eagles star, Semi Ajayi was on from start to finish as the Baggies picked up their 14th win of the season.
The Nigerian international, who was making his 22nd appearance for West Brom had a difficult time as he was culpable for Birmingham’s opening goal that was scored by Lukas Jutkiewicz in the third minute.
According to Sofascore, the former Rotherham defender made just two tackles in the game, won only two of his six duels.
Nevertheless, the lead won’t last long as Grady Diangana levelled the score for the visitors in the 10th minute. It stayed like that as both sides went into the break level.
The second half began similarly to the opening half as Pep Clotet took the lead two minutes after the restart through Harlee Dean.
However, two goals from Charlie Austin in the space of eight minutes turned the tie around for Slaven Bilic’s men. Birmingham pressed for an equalizer, but West Brom held on for the win.
The win took the Baggies two points clear of Leeds United who could only manage a 3-3 draw against Cardiff City. Next up for West Brom is a clash against Brentford next Saturday.