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Eagles Euro Roundup: Balogun Helps Wigan Bag Historic Win Vs Hull; Ajayi’s West Brom Slip Up In Promotion Race

Eagles Euro Roundup: Balogun Helps Wigan Bag Historic Win Vs Hull; Ajayi’s West Brom Slip Up In Promotion Race

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun returned to Wigan Athletic starting eleven and helped them make history in their 8-0 thrashing of visiting Hull City in the Championship on Tuesday night, Completesports.com reports.

It was Wigan’s biggest league win in their history and also they are the first team to score eight plus goals at home in a single match in the English second tier since Manchester City in November 1987 (10-1 against Huddersfield). 

Balogun who recovered from injury and returned to action for the Latics, was replaced with 12 minutes left in the encounter.

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The win saw Wigan climb to 13th position on 57 points while Hull are in the relegation zone in 22nd spot on 45 points in the league table.

At the Hawthorns, Semi Ajayi was in action for 90 minutes but could not inspire promotion chasing West Bromwich Albion to victory as they were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Fulham.

Following the stalemate against Fulham, West Brom stay in second place on 82 points, two points behind leaders Leeds United and four points ahead of third placed Brentford with two games left to play.

A win for Brentford who will host Preston North End on Wednesday, will see them cut the gap between them and West Brom to just one point as the race for the two automatic promotion spots hots up.

And in another Championship game, Samuel Osayi-Samuel had an assist as Queens Park Rangers played out a 1-1 draw at relegation threatened Luton Town.

Osayi-Samuel set up Dominic Ball who drew QPR level on 65 minutes after James Collins had given Luton the lead on 20 minutes from the penalty spot.

Also in action for QPR was Osayi-Samuel’s Nigerian compatriot Eberechi Eze.

QPR occupy 16th place and have 54 points and Luton are in 23rd on 45 points in the 24-team Championship table.

By James Agberebi 

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