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Ndidi Injured, Iheanacho Struggles As Palace Thrash Leicester; Everton, West Brom Win

Ndidi Injured, Iheanacho Struggles As Palace Thrash Leicester; Everton, West Brom Win

By Adeboye Amosu:

Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi sustained an injury as Leicester City went down to a 5-0 defeat against Crystal Palace in a Premier League encounter at Selhurst Park on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.


Ndidi picked a knock in the game and was replaced by Aleksandr Dragovic in the 51st minute.

Leicester confirmed Ndidi’s injury, tweeting: “Final change for Leicester after Ndidi picks up a knock. Dragovic is on. It looks like Maguire has moved into central midfield.”

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Ndidi has now featured in 33 league games for the Foxes this season and has recorded four assists.

His international teammate Kelechi Iheanacho who was also on from the start in the game was substituted at the start of the second half with Fousanne Diabate coming on for him.

Iheanacho has played 18 league games for Claude Puel’s men with only one goal to his name.

Wilfred Zaha, James McArthur, Reuben Loftus-Cheek, Patrick Van Aanholt and Christain Benteke were all on target for Palace in the game.

Leicester City finished the game with 10 men after Marc Albrighton was sent off in the 56th minute for pulling back Zaha.

At the John Smith’s Stadium, Everton beat their hosts Huddersfield 2-0 courtesy of goals from Cenk Tosun and Idrissa Gueye.

Southampton boosted their survival hopes with a hard fought 2-1 home win against Bournemouth.

Serbia forward Dusan Tadic scored both goals for the hosts, while Joshua King scored Bournemouth’s only goal of the game.

In another game on Saturday, Newcastle United fell 1-0 at home against West Bromwich Albion with Matt Phillips scoring the winner in the 29th minute.

Burnley and Brighton battled to a 0-0 draw at the Turf Moor in another encounter.

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  • Ihaenacho wil go to Russia  .but wil be on reserve for umar or simmy.

  • Thank God Ndidi is injured I just hope it’s not too serious. But the guy needed rest though. Played all premier league games this season albeit suspensions.

  • Oluwatomiwa 3 years ago

    Ndidi has been our best player playing in Europe this season and all I can pray for now is for the knocks not to be too serious. If its something that will take him off field for two to three weeks, this would be good for the super eagles but if its damn too serious by taking him off for over a month, that’s not going to be nice at all.

    We need all our best players for the world cup proper and I never pray at all for any of them to be injured. So, to those who are nursing injuries now, I pray for quickest recoveries. I was so happy hearing the news that Onyekuru is back. He is a lad that truly deserves to be in the eagles.

  • The central/defensive midfield position is arguably Nigeria’s strongest department going into this year’s world cup.

    The options are simply too much and richly blessed.

    I will be praying for Ndidi as, being one of our most consistent performers this season, nothing will make me happier than to see him thwart our opponents’ attacking initiatives in Russia.

    Having said that, should his injury prove to be serious, then we have John Ogu, Mikel Agu, Etebo, Uche Agbo, Onazi, Mikel and even Shehu Abdulahi who all can play well in that role.

    My message to Ndidi is: “please shake off this injury quick!”

    • K baba 3 years ago

      my guy let no one deceive you, ndidi is irreplaceable for both club and country. we don’t have another defensive midfielder who can break play, recover the ball and cover as much ground as onyinye.

  • Our team is not as good as we think we are. All our players apart from Ndidi, are not in form. We should not hope.