West Bromwich Albion of England defender, Semi Ajayi is still relishing his side’s shock victory away to Chelsea in the English Premier League, and the former Rotherham United versatile playr went on to cite divine intervention in The Baggies’ feat, megasportsarena.com reports.
Indeed, many English Premier Lague oberserves were left stunned seeing relgation threatened WBA exert the first defeat of Thomas Tuchel since taking over as Chelsea coach, and it even came at Stamford Bridge, but Ajayi pointed out that it was simply because God was on his team’s side.
He went on to declare ‘GIG’ – God Is Great – as the biggest reason behind Albion’s historic performance on the night in London, and he took to social media to celebrate his team’s shock 5-2 win on Saturday.
A report by allnigeriasoccer.com added: “Having missed the last four matches played by the Baggies before the trip to the English capital, manager Sam Allardyce recalled the Nigeria national teamer to the starting XI to compensate for the enforced absence of Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher, who was ineligible to face his parent club.
“Given his Arsenal background, the victory against the Blues would be sweet for Ajayi who captained the Gunners U21 team during his time at the Emirates Stadium. Christian Pulisic opened the scoring for the hosts in the 27th minute but the dynamic of the game completely changed when Thiago Silva was shown a red card two minutes later.
“Braces from Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson, and Mbaye Diagne’s strike secured West Brom their fourth league win of the season, while Mason Mount reduced the deficit on 71 minutes. In the 54th minute, Ajayi was in the right place to maintain West Brom’s lead when he poked Alonso’s effort on to the post and out for a corner.
“Reacting to the win, Ajayi, who was an unused substitute in the Super Eagles last two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho, posted on Instagram : “+3 Massive Win! 💪🏾 Have a blessed Easter weekend baggies family 🙏🏾 #GIG #SA6 ⚽️.“