Ajayi helps West Bromwich Albion extend their winning streak against Bristol City

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The Nigeria international starred at the heart of the Baggies defence to ensure they continued their lead at the top of the English second-tier

Semi Ajayi delivered an impressive performance to help West Bromwich Albion clinch a 4-1 victory against Bristol City in Wednesday’s Championship game.

The Super Eagles star was handed his 18th league start and made the most of the opportunity, playing a key role to ensure the Baggies secured maximum points in front of their home fans.

After featuring in a midfield role against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, the utility player was deployed at centre-back against Bristol.

Ajayi won five aerial contests in the encounter and had an 83% successful pass rate to help his side stretch their winning streak to four games.

West Brom raced into the lead through first-half efforts from Kieran Gibbs and Matheus Pereira before Senegal international Famara Diedhiou reduced the deficit in the 80th minute.

Hal Robson-Kanu and Charlie Austin then sealed the victory for the Baggies with their strikes in the 83rd and 87th minutes.

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Ajayi, who has made 19 appearances for West Brom since his summer switch from Rotherham United, featured for the entirety of the game.

The victory ensured the Baggies continued their lead at the top of the Championship table after gathering 39 points from 18 games.

The Nigeria international will hope to continue his solid defensive showing in their next league fixture against Preston North End on December 2.