Super Eagles watch: Wilfred Ndidi secures Leicester City draw with 10-man West Ham United

Wilfred Ndidi scored his first goal of the season to rescue a point for Leicester City against West Ham, who played 52 minutes of the game with 10 men following Mark Noble’s dismissal.

Wilfred Ndidi celebrates his goal against West Ham

Credit: Sky Sports


With barely a minute left, he former Genk player struck to ensure the share of the spoils in the Premier League game at the King Power Stadium.

Claude Puel’s side avoided a third straight defeat, as the Nigeria international’s long-range shot took a huge deflection off Fabian Balbuena before spinning into the top corner of Lukasz Fabianski to earn Leicester a point. Interestingly, it was Balbuena — a Paraguay international — who scored for the visitors.

Ndidi, 21, had found the back of the net moments earlier, but his celebrations were cut short by an offside flag, with Shinji Okazaki adjudged to have been in an offside in the build-up.

The midfielder’s international team-mate Kelechi Iheanacho — preferred ahead of out-of-form Jamie Vardy — failed to deliver, and was deservedly substituted after 61 minutes.

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