Abuja, Aug. 31, 2019
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi returned to the starting line-up for Leicester City who defeated Bournemouth 3-1 in their Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday
Ndidi, who missed the Foxes last league game against Sheffield United due to injury. featured for 90 minutes in the game.
It was Ndidi’s third league appearance for Leicester City this season and he has scored once.
His international teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho was not listed for the game by the hosts.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Iheanacho has now been left out of the matchday squad by the Foxes for their last three games in all competitions.
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy was involved in all three goals as Brendan Rodgers’ side beat Bournemouth 3-1 in an end-to-end contest at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester, who were industrious both on and off the ball against the visitors, move provisionally up to third in the table with eight points after four games.
“We were worthy winners I felt,” Rodgers said. “I’m so, so proud of them. They gave so much against a very good side.
“Vardy is a top-class striker. From the day I walked though the door he’s been amazing. It was a difficult (first) goal today… on the bounce, his connection and finish.”
Isaac Success featured as a substitute in Watford 1-1 away draw against Newcastle United.
Success replaced the Hornets goal scorer in the game, Will Hughes in the 71st minute.
The other Nigerian at the club, Tom Dele-Bashiru failed to make the matchday squad for Watford in the encounter.
At the Etihad Stadium, Leon Balogun was left out of the matchday squad for the fourth consecutive game as his club, Brighton&Hove Albion lost 4-0 to Manchester City.
In other fixtures, West Ham United defeated Norwich City 2-0 at the London Stadium, while Crystal Palace edged 10-man Aston Villa 1-0 at the Selhurst Park.