EPL: Ndidi Bags 2nd Goal Of Season In Leicester Defeat; Iheanacho, Balogun, Success Benched

EPL: Ndidi Bags 2nd Goal Of Season In Leicester Defeat; Iheanacho, Balogun, Success Benched

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi scored his second league goal of the season for Leicester City who lost 2-1 at home to Southampton in Saturday’s English Premier League game at the King Power Stadium.


It was Ndidi’s 21st EPL appearance of the season for The Foxes.

James Ward Prowse gave Southampton the lead from the spot after 11 minutes.
Shane Long doubled the lead for the Saints on the stroke of half time, but Ndidi halved the deficit in the 58th minute.


His compatriot, Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute for Leicester in the game.

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At the Amex stadium, Leon Balogun was an unused substitute for Brighton Hove Albion who lost 1-0 at home to Liverpool.
Balogun has made eight appearances for Brighton and has scored once in the EPL.
At Selhurst Park, Isaac Success was benched in Watford’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.


An own goal from Craig Cathcart gave Crystal Palace the lead but the Watford defender  made amends restoring parity for the Hornets.


Tom Cleverley sealed the win for Watford in the 74th minute.


Cardiff City played out a goalless draw at home to Huddersfield Town while Burnley defeated Fulham 2-1.

By Johnny Edward

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 17
  • Bomboy 1 week ago

    Ndidi: making the most of opportunity; Iheanacho: running out of opportunity…

  • They should drop Iheanacho for AFCON 2019. So that he can up his game.

  • You should all back off my Iheanacho. Once he regains his confidence, the World Cup winning star of under 17 football will be back with a bang!

    Mark my words, this same Iheanacho will terrorize defences in June, just you wait!

    Our young Mr Iheanacho needs a cuddle; he needs words of encouragement; he needs fans to rally round him at such a low ebb in his Leicester City/Super Eagles career.

    If you have words of encouragement for Iheanacho, then please say it, if not, this song from Michael Jackson is for you. It is entitled “leave me alone”

    https://youtu.be/7Ww02hBysQ0

    • Yes. And the time shall come when people will say “Lionel who?”,”Christiano who?”, “Kylien who?”, “we don’t know them.We are in the era of Iheanacho”.
      And Iheanacho shall be feted as the best player of his generation. Even Kylien Mbappe, Ousman Dembele et al will not come close and paundits will be reminded “you know Iheanacho really has no equal among his peers.Remember he once emerged the best player in a FIFA U-17 World Cup?” And clubs shall be jolted out of their reverie and scrambling to sign the great Iheanacho for 400m pounds.
      Iheanacho is merely hibernating at the moment. He doesn’t even need to train hard before he hits his potentials in full throttle.

  • He needs to get his acts together, football is an evolving sport, stop dwelling in the past Glory of the u17 and start helping the team, even king messi track back and mount pressure which iheanacho doesnt do.

  • Leister is not as big as the Super Eagles.
    If he can keep a shirt in leister city, he should not be invited to the national team.
    The SE is not a rehab for failing players, instead is a reward for a player’s club performance.
    Africans should learn to do away with sentiments.

    Reward merit and mediocrit will buckle up.

  • Leister is not as big as the Super Eagles.
    If he can not keep a shirt in leister city, he should not be invited to the national team.
    The SE is not a rehab for failing players, instead is a reward for a player’s club performance.
    Africans should learn to do away with sentiments.

    Reward merit and mediocrit will buckle up.

    • Ouch! That hurts! Strong words Uncle CJ; strong words.

      CJ, yes I agree with you that the Super Eagles is not a platform for rehab but this platform is.

      This platform is where we use our words to rehabilitate players who are experiencing a dip, (as in the case of Iheanacho) a prolonged dip in form.

      You see, if you read through my posts, you will find that I have criticized Iheanacho in the past and I intend to continue criticizing aspects of his game into the future.

      However, there is a subtle difference between criticism and vilification and I think Iheanacho is being unduly vilified in the platform of late and I will not stand for that.

      He is not my son and I am not on his payroll however Iheanacho is a national hero in the manner he delivered the under-17 world cup to us and the manner he worked into a star studded Man city team.

      That is all in the past; I get that.

      But, for example, was it only Iheanacho that warmed the bench in the article above?

      Success and Balogun warmed the bench but guess who fans picked out: Iheanacho – leave my Iheanacho alone.

      You referenced “failing players”. Uncle CJ, I don’t think Iheanacho is failing, I think he is just struggling to find his feet at the moment.

      Give him time; show him some love; remember how this same guy brought smile to your face in 2013.

      I want you to join me in wishing Iheanacho and super eagles hopefulls going through a hard time at the moment better fortune in months to come.

      The same players will hopefully bring smiles to our faces soon.

      One love brother CJ.

  • LIVELiveSpurs 0-1 Man Utd – Rashford gives visitors the lead.

    This is my expectation for my young brother Iheanacho.
    Wake up , be motivated, be challenged.
    Do something, come on bro, where is the never die igbo spirit in you? Where us your pride as nwa afo igbo.
    Wake up oh sleeping lion of the tribe of the igbos.
    You and Nwakile are the papilos of today. The two Kelechis are the papilos of today.
    Theu must rise up to the occasion and raise their at the global stage to put nigeria once more on the global soccer stage.
    I command that sleep and spirit of mediocrity to disappear from both of you.
    Let hunger for exploits come over both of you in the name of Chukwuabiama, isee iseee iseeeeeeee.

  • https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/45122106.

    This is my prayer for Iheanacho and kelechi nwakile.

    They just have to work harder.
    Be challanged, be motivated.
    Put in some extra hours every week.

  • https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/45122106.

    This is my prayer for Iheanacho and kelechi nwakile.

    They just have to work harder.
    Be challanged, be motivated.
    Put in some extra hours every week.
    Whatever they are doing noe is simply not enough to get them where they need to be. And time is running out.

  • Jones 6 days ago

    I remember when kelechi and rashford were the two hottest prospects in EPL now they are miles apart.

  • Goal 6 days ago

    He must improve his game, if he wants to make the squad to afcon.you don’t reinforce failure, after his match against Argentina in a friendly in 2017 he has changed so badly for Super Eagles. He needs to be more serious and work harder!

  • BigD 6 days ago

    Nwakali seems to have turned the corner with Porto B. Played Last two matches (same as Musa Yahaya) and two wins also. Hopefully he will retain his starting place.

    Iheanacho, needs time to discover what it is he wants and how to get there. Six months to save this season.