Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi completed what was a positive outing for Nigerian players in the EPL, netting his first goal of the season to help the Foxes to a 1-1 draw at home to West Ham, Aoifootball.com reports.
Fabian Balbuena had put the Hammers into a first-half lead just on the half-hour mark but their momentum was lost when Noble was dismissed eight minutes later for an ugly attack on Ndidi.
Leicester dominated the second period but couldn’t find a way through a brave West Ham defensive performance until Ndidi’s 25-yard effort deflected into the top corner via the backside of Balbuena.
Angelo Ogbonna missed a glorious chance in injury time for the Hammers but the game ended on a sour note as Leicester full-back Daniel Amartey was carried off, requiring gas and air, after suffering what looked a serious leg injury.
Ndidi, who was on for the entire match duration, had a game rating of 7.3, completing 80% of his passes, 100% of his dribbles, winning 7 of his 14 duels and two of his three tackles attempted, while fellow Nigerian Kelechi Iheanacho started the game before been withdrawn in the second half.
Leicester next face Southampton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening before travelling to play Cardiff in the Premier League on Saturday.