EiE: Ndidi impresses at Anfield, Onyekuru benched in Turkey

EiE: Ndidi impresses at Anfield, Onyekuru benched in Turkey

Talented Nigerian midfielder,  Ndidi, was in superb form on Wednesday as Leicester City held Premier League leaders, Liverpool, to a 1-1 draw at Anfield.

EiE brings you that report and more in what was an action packed midweek involving Super Eagles players in some parts of Europe.

We kick this off with Ndidi, who put on an excellent display to help his Leicester side rescue a point against Liverpool at the difficult Anfield stadium, where the Reds were hoping to make it eight consecutive home wins for the first time since March 2010 in the PL.

However, despite coming up against two of his fellow Africans in Sadio Mane, who netted for the Reds, and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Ndidi shone like a million stars in the middle third.

The defensive midfielder gave a defensive masterclass at the heart of the Foxes’ midfield, finishing the game with nine recoveries, two clearances, two completed dribbles and five tackles won, four of which came in the first half- more than any other player on the pitch.

The 21-year-old was on from start to finish while his compatriot at the club, Kelechi Iheanacho played for just one minute after coming on as a substitute on 90minute.

At Wembley, Isaac Success played for 29minutes after he replaced Gerard  Deulofeu just after the hour mark with his team, Watford, leading 0-1.

However, Tottenham would come from behind to deny them all three points thanks to goals from Heung-Min Son and Fernando Llorente.

Earlier on Tuesday, Arsenal returned to winning ways with Alex Iwobi on the pitch for 45minutes.

Iwobi replaced Mohamed Elneny at half time as they bounced back from their FA Cup defeat to Manchester United with a 2-1 victory over Cardiff City at the Emirates.

The playmaker created one chance and completed one dribble against the side from Wales.

For Leon Balogun, he was spared the heartbreak of watching his side throw away a two goal lead to lose 4-2 against  Fulham at the Craven Cottage.

Balogun was not listed by his team for that trip, it is the second successive game that the Oyinbo Wall member has conspicuously been left out.

Elsewhere in Europe, Henry Onyekuru was not needed at all as his Turkish club, Galatasaray strolled to victory against Boluspor in the Turkish Cup.

Onyekuru was an unused substitute in their 4-1 win at home, for an aggregate score of 5-1.

In France, Samuel Kalu and Bordeaux were denied a place in the French League Cup final by a brilliant Strasbourg team, who ran out 3-2 winners with the Nigerian on for the duration of the game.

Finally, we take a trip to Germany where left back, Jamilu Collins, and his second division club, Paderborn, went, saw but failed to conquer as they lost 2-0 to their hosts, Jahn Regensburg.

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