Ajayi celebrates birthday with victorious West Bromwich Albion on top of the Championship

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The Nigerian defender put in a fine defensive shift to help the Baggies maintain their dominance at the summit of the Championship table

West Bromwich Albion defender Semi Ajayi celebrated his 26th birthday at the KCOM Stadium as his team edged Hull City 1-0 in Saturday's Championship game.

Ajayi, who has played in every minute of the Baggies' league games in this campaign, was solid in defence as Slaven Bilic's team bagged their second consecutive clean sheet and their ninth win in the second-tier league.

Jake Livermore's opener in the 28th minute separated both teams to extend West Brom's lead at the top of the table to 33 points after 16 matches.

During Saturday's outing, Ajayi made the second most interceptions for the Baggies (3) and the joint-highest clearances alongside Kyle Bartley and Livermore (2).

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The 26-year-old will be aiming to maintain his fine form when he teams up with Nigeria for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho on November 13 and 17 respectively.