Ndidi and Iheanacho’s Leicester City suffer defeat to Liverpool in five goal thriller


It was a five goals thriller in the English premier League late kickoff clash between host Leicester City and Liverpool FC with the reds edging it 3-2.

Leicester listed Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi from the start as we have been accustomed to seeing, but summer recruit and super Eagles teammate Kelechi Iheanacho was named on the bench with no room at all for speed merchant Ahmed Musa.

Liverpool were quick to settle as they battled to avoid another defeat to Leicester City after a 0-2 defeat in the midweek Caraboa cup clash.

Egyptian winger Mohammed Salah opened scoring  in the 15th minute from a Philipe Coutinho assist.

Before the Brazilian whipped a delicious freekick in the 23rd minute to make it 2-0.

Ndidi was yellow carded in the 22 second minute for a rough tackle.

As expected high pressing Leicester city halved the scores from a goal off the boots of Shinji Okazaki on the stroke of half time, making it his second goal against Liverpool in the space of four days.

The match was finely poised coming into the second half and as the Foxes pressed for the equalizer, they were cut out at their rear with Henderson finishing a good move to restore their two goals advantage in the 68th minute.

But that did not last long as Leicester city top scorer Jamie Vardy dragged his team back into the contest in the 69th minute barely allowing Liverpool enjoy their goal.

Vardy then missed a golden opportunity to complete a remarkable comeback when he saw his penalty well saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Mignolet.

Kelechi Iheanacho was then introduced in the 74th minute for goal scorer Okazaki as Leicester tried to freshen up their attack.

But it did not work out as Liverpool held on to take a win for the first time in four attempts at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester city have had a very tough start to the season losing to the top teams like Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in the first two months of the season.

But they will be happy to get all the tough fixture off their way especially if they can manage to put together a good run against mid table and relegation strugglers in their coming games.


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