By Johnny Edward:
Wilfred Ndidi made his 13th EPL appearance for ten-man Leicester City who recorded a 1-1 draw away to Brighton Hove Albion coming off the substitute’s bench at the Amex Stadium,reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
It was the first time in three EPL seasons that the 21-year-old, Ndidi was dropped from the Foxes’ starting line-up.
Glen Murray scored a brilliant header in the 15th minute of the game to hand the Seagulls the lead but Jamie Vardy restored parity from the spot for Leicester City.
Brighton had Leon Balogun on the substitute’s bench for the entire duration of the game.
Ndidi came on for Vicente Iborra in the 32nd minute after James Maddison was sent off for a second bookable offence.
His compatriot, Kelechi Iheanacho replaced Shinji Okazaki in the 70th minute for his fifth substitute appearance this season in the 12 games he has featured in.
Iheanacho had a chance to make it 2-1 for Leicester City when he found space in the Brighton box but his left-footed shot was saved comfortably by Mathew Ryan in goal for Brighton.
The 22-year-old, Iheanacho also missed another glaring chance after he was teed up by Vardy in the 89th minute, but his effort from the edge of the area rolled past the post.
In another EPL game at the Vicarage Road, Isaac Success came on for Gerard Deulofeu in the 57th minute for Watford who lost 3-0 at home to ten-man Liverpool.
The game was Success’ ninth substitute appearance of this season for Watford. The Super Eagles forward has featured in all 13 EPL games for Watford this season.
Mohamed Salah scored the opener in the 66th minute of the nervy encounter. Trent Alexander-Arnold doubled the Reds lead in the ten minutes later before Roberto Firmino secured the third.
Jordan Henderson was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 82nd minute.
At the Olympic Stadium, Manchester City extended their winning streak in the EPL to eight straight games after they thrashed West Ham 4-0. Goals from David Silva, Raheem Sterling and a brace from Leroy Sane maintained City’s place at the summit of the EPL standings.
At Old Trafford, Manchester United were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace. The draw was Crystal Palace’s first EPL point at Old Trafford since 1989.
Everton defeated Cardiff City 1-0 at Goodison Park.
Fulham recorded their second win of the season defeating Southampton 3-2 with new coach Claudio Ranieri at the dugout.