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Championship: Balogun Helps Wigan To 4th Consecutive Clean Sheets; Eze On Target For QPR

Championship: Balogun Helps Wigan To 4th Consecutive Clean Sheets; Eze On Target For QPR

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun helped Wigan Athletic to their fourth straight clean sheets following their 0-0 home draw against Luton Town, in Saturday’s Championship game, Completesports.com reports.

The game was Balogun’s sixth for Wigan since joining the Latics on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion in January.

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Wigan are now unbeaten in their last six games, winning three and drawing three.

They are now 20th on 41 points, just two points above the relegation zone, in the 24-team league table.

At the Deepdale, Eberechi Eze scored and provided an assist in 10-man Queens Park Rangers’ 3-1 comeback win against Preston North End.

Eze’s Nigerian teammate Bright Osayi-Samuel, had two assists in the win which took QPR’s unbeaten streak to five consecutive games.

Daniel Johnson opened scoring for Preston from the penalty spot in the 19th minute.

In the 60th minute Grant Hall equalised for QPR after he was set up by Eze.

QPR were reduced to 10 men after Geoff Cameron received his second yellow card.

But with 12 minutes remaining on the clock , Osayi-Samuel provided the assist for QPR’s second goal scored by Ryan Manning.

And in the 84th minute, Osayi-Samuel laid the pass for Eze who made it 3-1 to QPR.

Eze has now scored 11 goals in 37 Championship outings for QPR this season, while Saturday’s game was Osayi-Samuel’s 29th in the league in this campaign.

With the victory, QPR now occupy 12th on 50 points and are six points away from sixth position, which is a promotion play-off spot.

And at the Liberty stadium, Semi Ajayi was in action for West Bromwich Albion, who played out a 0-0 draw against Swansea.

The draw saw West Brom drop to second on 70 points, one point behind Leeds who beat Huddersfield Town to go top in the league table.

By James Agberebi

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  • Pompei 1 year ago

    Balogun is gradually becoming a Wigan legend. The folks at Brighton and Hove are looking more and more like clueless jokers. The fans must be wondering – Why is Balogun not with us, helping us in our desperate struggle to remain in the premiership? It’s not as if they are spoilt for choice in the center back department. Duffy, Dunk and Webster are not anyone’s dream center back collection.
    It is obvious that the club really needs defensive solidity at this time, and the man that could have helped them with that is now doing it for another club.
    Currently, the future is not looking too bright for Brighton and Hove. The Championship beckons.

  • My concern is why Eze hasn’t been looked at by GR. Agreed it’s not all players that can be called but I think he’ll be a good option to have as an attacking MD option. And he has a bit of trickery up his sleeves. I wouldn’t want to compare to what we currently have but I think he is doing so well to be giving an opportunity.
    On less of course he is looking to play for the three lions.

    • Tancofootball 1 year ago

      He prefer to play for 3 lions, Picnic has made several efforts to lure him into playing for us but he rather accepted England u21 call up. We can only wish him and other English born players all the best.