Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi bagged a brace as Rotherham United recorded a 3-2 win against Blackburn Rovers in their Championship clash at the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday, reports Completesports.com.
Ajayi put the home team ahead after two minutes as he rose above everyone in the box to nod home Will Vaulks corner.
Blackburn equalised in the 51st minute through Amarii Bell who pounced on Charles Mulgrew free kick.
The hosts regained the lead seven minutes later with Ryan Williams poking the ball home after Micheal Smith nodded the ball into his path.
Ajayi got his second and Rotherham United’s third goal of the game when he headed home Vaulks’ cross six minutes from time.
Mulgrew reduced the deficit for Blackburn Rovers from the spot in added time.
Ajayi has now scored four goals in 35 Championship appearances for the Millers this season.
At the DW Stadium, John Mikel Obi was in action for 90 minutes in Middlesbrough’s 0-0 draw against their hosts Wigan Athletic.
Boro maintained fifth position in the table following the draw with 58 points ftom 34 matches.
Oghenekaro Etebo scored his first ever goal for Stoke City who defeated Nothingham United 2-0 at the Bet 365 Stadium.
Etebo opened scoring for the Potters in 15th minute finishing off a brilliant counter attacking move.
Benik Afobe make the points save for the home team when he scored the second goal 16 minutes from time.
Etebo was replaced by Charlie Adam four minutes into added time. He has featured in 25 Championship games for Stoke City this season.
At the Villa Park, Ambrose Efe debut for Derby County was further delayed as he failed to make the match day squad for the Rams who lost 4-0 against Aston Villa.
Sammy Ameobi featured for 90 minutes as Bolton Wanderers fell to a 2-0 defeat against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
By Adeboye Amosu