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Ndidi gets 5-star rating in City’s draw with Manchester United

Foxes in battle with visiting Manchester United at the King Power Stadium

 

Super Eagles defensive midfielder  Wilfred Ndidi got a five star rating Saturday at the King Power stadium even as the foxes were held to a 2-2 by visiting Manchester United.

The Nigerian international who only recently returned to full action after being sidelined by injury was rated 8 out of a possible 10 thus running away with the highest rating on the foxes side for the day. Only four other teammates came close to Ndidi’s rating standing at 7 out of a possible 10. Among them include James Vardy, Harvey Barnes, Youri Tielemans and Kasper Schmeichel.

Apart from tirelessly working to win and hold ball, Ndidi also won the ball from Fernandes for the City’s equaliser in the 31st minute.

A late Axel Tuanzebe own-goal, from Jamie Vardy’s strike, denied Manchester United the chance to leapfrog Leicester into second place on Boxing Day in an entertaining top-four clash.

Bruno Fernandes’ 79th-minute goal had looked to have maintained United’s 100 per cent away record this season but Tuanzebe deflected in Jamie Vardy’s strike to level it up on 85 minutes.

Leicester were unchanged from the team that beat Tottenham with Jamie Vardy being passed fit to start.

Manchester United however made one change to the team that beat Leeds with Eric Bailly coming in for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers expressed satisfaction with his side’s achievement.

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“I thought it was the very least we deserved. I thought it was a very good game, two attacking teams. We were unfortunate to go behind but got an equaliser that we deserved. I thought throughout the game we showed real quality and that we could compete at the level against a team that has won every game away from home.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believed it was a game his team should have won but for momentary switch off

“Great movement by Vardy and then he got lucky when it hit Axel and deflected. You cannot switch off against quality players.”

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