Ajayi’s goal not enough to keep West Brom in the FA Cup

Ajayi’s goal not enough to keep West Brom in the FA Cup

Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi was on target for West Bromwich Albion in their FA Cup clash with League One side Blackpool on Saturday.


Ajayi scored from Matheus Pereira’s cross in the first half to bring his side level after Jerry Yates had given Blackpool the lead.


It was Ajayi’s second goal of the season for the Baggies and his 20th across all competitions in the last four seasons.


The Sam Allardyce’s side fell behind again as Gary Madine struck for Blackpool in the second half.


dumped out of the FA Cup by Sky Bet League One Blackpool, losing a penalty shootout 3-2.


West Brom equalized with a fortuitous penalty from Pereira with 10 minutes left and the contest was decided by a penalty shoot-out after extra 30 minutes.



Blackpool goalkeeper Chris Maxwell, saved spot-kicks from Kyle Edwards, Darnell Furlong, and Matheus Pereira to give Blackpool their first FA Cup win over top-flight opposition since they beat Burnley 1-0 45 years ago.



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