Ndidi Produces a Fine Assist for Vardy As Iheanacho Scores in Leicester’s Win Over Blackburn: Video

Ndidi Produces a Fine Assist for Vardy As Iheanacho Scores in Leicester’s Win Over Blackburn: Video

Raphael Abiola
October 1, 2023 at 10:45 PM
  • Wilfred Ndidi produced an assist in Leicester City's victory over Blackburn Rovers
  • Kelechi Iheanacho also grabbed a goal in the game despite starting from the bench
  • The Super Eagles stars' performance pushed the Foxes to the summit of the Championship

Leicester City are back on top of the EFL Championship as Super Eagles stars Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi impressed in their 4-1 away win over Blackburn Rovers on Sunday afternoon.

The Foxes needed a win to move back on top of the table after Ipswich Town dropped points in their 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Leicester City were on the losing side in their last game against Liverpool in the EFL Cup but bounced back with a resounding victory over Rovers in the Championship.

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Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi both impressed in Leicester City's win over Blackburn Rovers. Photo: Stephen White/Jan Kruger
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The Foxes took the lead very early in the game after Ghanaian international Issahaku Abdul Fatawu set up Wout Faes, according to Soccernet.

The home side levelled things up five minutes later through Sammie Szmodics, but a wonderful pass from Ndidi set up Jamie Vardy as the visitors restored their lead.

Enzo Maresca’s side continued to dominate the game, with Super Eagles star Iheanacho coming from the bench to score from the penalty spot.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall sealed the victory for Leicester City by adding the fourth goal very late in the game.

The Foxes are now two points ahead of second-placed Ipswich Town with Preston North End following both teams closely in third position.

Iheanacho, Ndidi score in Leicester City's win

Sports Brief earlier reported that Nigerian internationals, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi were on the scoresheet as Leicester City brushed Burton aside in a Carabao Cup first-round clash.

Leicester City defeated the hosts 2-0, with the Nigerian superstars finding the back of the net inside the Pirelli Stadium on Wednesday night.

In what could be described as the coldest of finishes, Iheanacho tucked home a wonder goal with a deft touch in the 6th minute to put his side ahead. He then set up a made-in-Nigeria goal when he assisted fellow compatriot Wilfred Ndidi to grab the second goal of the encounter in first-half added time.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.
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