Semi Ajayi became the first Super Eagles star to open the New Year with a goal as West Bromwich Albion were forced to a 1-1 draw by Leeds United.
But the Super Eagles defender was unfortunate as the Baggies conceded the equalizer against the visitors via an own goal from the Nigerian defender.
West Brom shot into the lead as early as the second minute after a not properly cleared cross fell kindly for Ajayi in the box as he jabbed home to make it 1-0.
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But it took the intervention of the goal-line technology to confirm that the ball had crossed the line after much protests.
Seven minutes after the interval, Leeds were back on level terms as Patrick Bamford's shot came off the 26-year-old as the scores was at 1-1.
The top-of-the-table-clash produced no further goals as both teams had to share the points but Leeds are on top of the Championship table on goal-difference.
Leeds and West Brom lead the pack with 52 points while Brentford and Nottingham Forests who are in third and fourth position respectively are nine-points away from the automatic qualification spots.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Anthony Joshua will have to relinquish his WBA, WBO and IBF belts in order to fight the winner of Tyson Fury versus Deontay Wilder, according to promoter Frank Warren.
The British heavyweight has been longing to have a fight with WBC champion Wilder in order to become the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
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