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Nigerians Abroad: Ajayi, Dennis, Ekong in action as Watford vs West Brom Championship match ends in stalemate


Super Eagles stars Emmanuel Dennis and Williams Troost-Ekong were in action for Watford in a 1-1 draw vs Semi Ajayi’s West Brom on Monday night in the Match Week 2

The English Championship match at the Hawthorns saw Emmanuel Dennis and Semi Ajayi named in their respective clubs starting XI while Williams Troost-Ekong came on a substitute later in the game .

Watford’s Senegalese forward Ismaila Sarr opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a classic finish from the half way line to beat West Brom goalkepeer David Button .

West Brom leveled scores at 1-1 just before the half time break through Karl Grant .

In the second half, Semi Ajayi brought down Ismaila Sarr in the box and the Hornets where awarded a Penalty kick.

Ismaila Sarr’s spot kick was saved by West Brom goalkepeer David Button to deny Watford a second win of the season.

West Brom turned the heat on the Hornets whose manager elected to introduce Super Eagles assistant captain Williams Troost-Ekong for his first appearance of the season in the 83rd minute .

Watford held on for a 1-1 draw as they continue their push for promotion to the English Premier League .

Super Eagles goalkepeer Maduka Okoye and winger Samuel Kalu were again missing in the Matchday squad for Watford .

West Brom will next face Sheffield United Fc on August 11 while Watford will entertain Vincent Kompany’s Burnley on the 8th of August 2022 .


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