Ola Aina Scores First Premier League Goal As Three Nigerians Help Fulham Sink Semi Ajayi’s West Brom

 

Super Eagles defender Ola Aina smashed home a thunderbolt for his first-ever Premier League goal to help struggling Fulham shoot down fellow promoted side West Brom on matchday seven of the EPL season.

The on-loan Torino full-back, who previously starred for Chelsea, found the back of the net on the half-hour mark to double the home side’s lead after Decordova-Reid had headed them in front four minutes earlier.

Aina made three Premier League appearances for Chelsea during the 2016/17 campaign and had earned three top-flight caps for Fulham before tonight without scoring a goal.

Parker’s side went into the break with a deserved 2-0 lead, but the hosts could have been three or four goals up as West Brom looked poor in defence.

Semi Ajayi stood out though, and Fulham could have scored a third deep into the second half, but the Nigerian international came to the Baggies’ rescue.

Johnstone made an error outside the area, which offered Cairney an opportunity. The Fulham captain chipped it over three players towards a goal, but Townsend cleared off the line.

The rebound then fell to Decordova-Reid, but his shot was blocked on the line by Ajayi.

But there was no stopping Fulham from recording a first league win that pushed them to four points and momentarily out of the relegation zone.

The Baggies, however, remain one of the three teams yet to pick up a victory in the Premier League this season alongside Burnley and Sheffield United.

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