Semi Ajayi On Target As West Brom Frustrate Liverpool At Anfield
Super Eagles defender, Semi Ajayi headed a late equaliser to stun Premier League champions Liverpool and clinch a 1-1 draw for relegation battlers West Brom at Anfield on Sunday.
Liverpool took an early lead when Sadio Mane finished clinically from a Joel Matip pass (12) but they struggled to create clear chances after that and Sam Allardyce’s side punished their sluggish display with a deserved leveller eight minutes from time.
West Brom had come close to equalising before that, when Alisson Becker pulled off a one-on-one save to deny Karlan Grant, and Liverpool’s woes were compounded by an apparent groin injury to Matip, who had to be replaced by Rhys Williams after an hour.
Senegalese international Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the 12th minute as they dominated the game.
Ajayi was rated 8 star in the match for his performance.
The draw means Liverpool missed the chance to move five points clear at the top of the Premier League table and leaves Allardyce, the last manager to win a Premier League game at Anfield, with Crystal Palace in 2017, to celebrate another impressive result on Merseyside.