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EPL Season Opener: Ndidi, Iheanacho In Full Action As Pogba, Shaw’s Goals Help United Past Leicester

EPL Season Opener: Ndidi, Iheanacho In Full Action As Pogba, Shaw’s Goals Help United Past Leicester

By Adeboye Amosu:

Super Eagles duo, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho put up a fine performance as Leicester City went down to a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United in the opening game of the 2018/2019 English Premier League season at the Old Trafford on Friday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.


Iheanacho, who led Leicester City’s attack in the game proved a handful for the United’s defence even though he was not able to find the back of the net.

His compatriot, Ndidi also put in a fine performance and stood up to the duo of Paul Pogba and Fred in the Red Devils midfield.


Iheanacho and Ndidi featured for the entire 90 minutes in the game.

Paul Pogba opened scoring for the hosts from the spot in the third minute after Daniel Amartey was adjudged to have used his arm while trying to control Alexis Sanchez ball into the box.

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Left-back, Luke Shaw made the points save for Jose Mourinho’s men when he nodded the ball home seven minutes from time.

Substitute Jamie Vardy make the scoreline more respectable for Leicester City when he hit the back of the net in the second minute of added time.

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  • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

    Where are the iheanacho preseason fans. The real test is here wetin we gain?

    • Samking 4 years ago

      Did you ever watched the match …he was given no chances with the ball.most of guys like you talk rubbish without even watching a minute in the match

  • Chima E Samuels 4 years ago

    Shut your smelly mouth he had a good chance that Vardy will strike on a good day but he opted to turn. And mind you why didn’t I hear he wasn’t given a chance at preseason now the real deal is here let him come and find chance mtchew mediocre mind celebrating preseason drama.

  • I actually watched the match in parts and in fairness, playing as a lone striker can be tough.

    I think the kind of exposure Iheanacho had last night can only be good for his development.

    The fact that he wasn’t subbed off can also be a sign the Coach Puel was pleased with what he saw.

    Below are ratings of Iheanacho by online platforms for yesterday’s match:

    “Kelechi Iheanacho – 6/10

    On fire in pre-season but missed two decent chances to score at Old Trafford”: according to James Sharpe writing for LeicestershireLive.com.

    “Iheanacho 6/10

    Good movement and looked dangerous, realising his potential now at Leicester.”: according to John Cross writing for Mirror.co.uk

    “Rating: 6/10

    Kelechi Iheanacho
    Poor outing from the former Manchester City man.

    Had a point to prove with Vardy on the bench, but couldn’t quite get the best of Bailly and Lindelof.”:according to Prithviraj Dev writing for The Statesman.com

    Overall,i thought Iheanacho was ‘okay’ last night and showed a lot of understanding with James Maddison.

    The young man can only improve from hereon in.

  • Ayphillydegreat 4 years ago

    “The fact that he wasn’t subbed off can also be a sign that coach Puel was pleased with what he saw”.

    That sums it up for me that someone actually watched the match. He has scored against United before and he did cause a few havoc in a tough away game.

    The fact is that he’s realizing his potentials at Leicester and I’m absolutely certain that with the trust and confidence the coach is giving him this season Kelechi will score goals no doubt.