Liverpool vs West Brom: Semi Ajayi's late header denies Reds maximum points at Anfield

Liverpool vs West Brom: Semi Ajayi's late header denies Reds maximum points at Anfield

- Liverpool vs West Brom's Premier League match ended in a stalemate

- Sadio Mane opened the scoring for the defending champions

- But a late equaliser from the Super Eagles defender helped the visitors salvage one point in the end

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Nigerian defender Semi Ajayi rescued a point for West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield.

The 27-year-old jumped high up before heading into the net a cross from Matheus Pereira from the right flank in the 82nd minute.

His goal ensured the defending champions drop two crucial points with the title chase getting tougher by the day.

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Jurgen Klopp's men drew the first blood through Sadio Mane in the 12th minute after connecting with a Joel Matip's pass from the middle.

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Liverpool vs West Brom: Semi Ajayi's late header denies Reds maximum points at Anfield
Liverpool vs West Brom: Nigerian star Semi Ajayi rising above Reds defenders to equalise for the visitors. Photo by Adam Fradgley - AMA/West Bromwich Albion FC.
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The Senegalese took his time to chest the ball in the 18-yard box before launching a close-range effort before the quarter-hour mark.

All other efforts from the home team failed to find the target as Sam Allardyce's men maintained some level of decency after the first 15 minutes.

Although they are still second to the last team on the log with eight points from 15 matches and they will have to step up their performances to ensure they avoided the drop at the end of the season.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Callum Hudson-Odoi has lashed out at Chelsea teammates after their 3-1 defeat to struggling Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

A goal each from Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka, and Bukayo Saka ensured the Gunners ended their seven EPL games without a win.

Tammy Abraham scored a consolation goal for the Blues just five minutes before the final whistle as Frank Lampard's men slipped to seventh on the table ahead of their final game of the year against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

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