Leicester City’s Nigerian duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi were both missing from The Foxes’ squad that battled to a barren draw away to Wolverhampton Wanders at the restart of action in the English Premier League, megasportsarena.com reports.
While Ndidi had already been declared doubtful for the game on Friday, Iheanacho was on the bench and failed to get a continuation of his recent burst of goals scoring form in their club’s first match after the first ever winter break in the EPL.
In the absence of Iheanacho and Ndidi, Leicester eked out a crucial point, despite having a man sent off, as they battled to contain Wolves, who had a goal ruled out by video assistant referee (VAR).
It turned out to be a narrow escape for Leicester at Molineux Stadium, after Willy Boly’s header was disallowed, as he appeared to have given Wolves the lead late in the first half but Pedro Neto was adjudged to have been offside by the narrowest of margins in the build-up.
Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury received a second yellow card in the 76th minute but the home side could not find the breakthrough with Raul Jimenez wasting their best chance, much to the dismay of Wolves boss, Nuno Espirito Santo.
The result moves Wolves up two places into seventh while the point was enough to take Leicester within one of second-placed Manchester City.
Iheanacho was named in Leicester City’s matchday 18 against Wolves but was a non-playing substitute, while The Foxes’ coach, Brendan Rodgers confirmed post-match that Nididi will be closely monitored early next week with a view to a potential return against Manchester City on February 22.
Rodgers said about Ndidi’s absence from Friday’s game:”Wilf may be available for next week. He didn’t make today but he’s responding well to treatment and we’ll assess that at the start of the week.”