Iheanacho marks start for Leicester City with assist, Ndidi’s goal denied


Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho was named in the Leicester City starting eleven for their premier League clash against Swansea City alongside indispensable club and country team-mate Wilfred Ndidi.

Both Nigerian stars made important impacts in the game with Iheanacho who replaced Algerian super star Rihad Mahrez in the starting line-up, out after a failed transfer to table topping Manchester City. He produced a deft assist for the foxes leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy in the 17th minute.

It was indeed a brilliant dribbling piece of skill from Iheanacho to get past two markers before laying a pass for Vardy to tap into an empty net.

Iheanacho almost scored after a good move in the 29th minute but was denied by the chest of Alfie Mawson.

Then came Wilfred Ndidi with a goal in the 39th minute that was called off for offside by the assistant referee while Ndidi and his team-mates were already celebrating.

But after resumption of the second half, Swansea captain Federico Fernandez equalized with a header from a corner kick.

Iheanacho was then replaced by Demarai Gray in the 68th minute with full applause from the home crowd.

But Leicester failed to find the winner over the in-form Swansea City side.


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