Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi played all 90 minutes for Leicester City who lost 4-3 at Wolverhampton Wanderers in in a thrilling English Premier League game on Saturday, reports Completesports.com.
It was Leicester City’s 10th defeat of the season.
Two quick-fire goals from Diogo Jota and Ryan Bennett gave Wolverhampton Wanderers a two-goal lead into the break, but Leicester City fought back in the opening minutes to restore parity through strikes from Demarai Gray and an own goal from Conor Coady.
Coady became the ninth player to score an own goal in consecutive Premier League appearances and the first since Leighton Baines in October 2012.
Jota, however, made it 3-2 for Wolves latching on to a lovely pass from Ruben Neves from over 40 yards before firing a low drive between the legs of Kasper Schmeichel in the 64th minute.
Wes Morgan drew Leicester City level for the third time in the encounter heading in James Maddison’s free-kick in the 84th minute.
Jota completed his hat-trick in injury time to put Wolves 4-3 up in additional time of the game, handing Nuno Espírito Santo’s side a crucial win.
Ndidi, 22, who was making his 23rd appearance this campaign was cautioned in the 58th minute for a lunging tackle on Romain Saiss in the 58th minute of the encounter.
Ndidi’s Nigeria teammate, Iheanacho, came on for Danny Simpson in the 83rd minute for his 19th Premier League match of the campaign from which he has a solitary strike and four assists.
Iheanacho has now gone a little over 10 hours (621 minutes) of Premier League football without scoring a goal.
The former Manchester City forward last started a game for Leicester City in their 2-0 loss away to Tottenham Hotspur on the 12th of December,2018.
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By Johnny Edward