Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi was in 90 minutes of action for The Foxes on Sunday, and his efforts helped keep his side on the English Premier League table, but his Super Eagles’ colleague, Kelechi Iheanacho was on the visitors’ bench for the duration of the encounter at Selhurst Park, London.
Megasportsarena.com reports that, although Ndidi could not get on the scorers’ cards, he put up another yeoman’s performance, as second-half goals by Çaglar Söyüncü and Jamie Vardy earned Leicester a 2-0 victory away to Crystal Palace that saw them reclaim third spot in the EPL.
Turkey international, Söyüncü headed his first goal for the club on 57 minutes before Vardy’s 10th league goal of the season wrapped up Leicester’s seventh win in nine two minutes from time.
Palace had beaten Leicester home and away for the previous two seasons but Roy Hodgson’s side were unable to build on last week’s comeback at Arsenal as they slipped to back-to-back defeats at Selhurst Park for the first time since March.
Sunday’s game was Leicester’s 12th Premier League win under Brendan Rodgers – since his first game in charge, only Liverpool (19) and Manchester City (17) have won more than The Foxes, and Söyüncü became the second Turkish player to score in the Premier League for Leicester, after Muzzy Izzet (33 goals between 1996 and 2004).
While Ndidi kept up his hard work in front of the back-four, James Maddison created eight chances for Leicester, and stepped closer to the last Englishman with more openings in an EPL game, being Wayne Rooney in November 2013 against Cardiff City (nine).