Leicester 1-1 WBA: Ndidi shines, but Iheanacho struggles

Leicester 1-1 WBA: Ndidi shines, but Iheanacho struggles

Leicester City held their visitors West Brom Albion to a draw at the King Power stadium on Monday night.

The 2016 champions rescued a point thanks to a Riyal Mahrez late goal, with their Nigerian players, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho featuring.

While defensive midfielder, Ndidi featured for the entire 90 minutes, same can’t be said of his compatriot, Iheanacho, who was given a rare start by manager, Craig Shakespeare, but was later substituted.

Ndidi was his usual self in midfield, at the centre of anything positive from the Foxes, but Iheanacho failed to repay his manager’s faith in him, as he struggled for the duration of his stay on the pitch.

However, before he was substituted, Iheanacho was booked moments after the hour mark for giving away the foul which led to the free kick superbly executed by Nacer Chadli for the game’s opening goal.

An underwhelming night for the 21-year-old, who failed to touch the ball inside the WBA box, came to an end when he was substituted midway through the second half for Slimani, who went on to setup compatriot Mahrez for the equaliser in the 80th minute.

Up next for Leicester, who remain in the relegation waters after last night’s result, is a trip to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City.

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