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Ndidi celebrates after scoring to put Leicester City ahead against Stoke City

 

 

 

It was a good day in the office for Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi who scored his first league goal of the campaign for Leicester City as they made light work of struggling Chelsea to move up top of the Premier League table, AOIFootball.com reports.

 

It was also another clean sheet for defender William Troost-Ekong as his Watford side kept their hopes alive of clinching one of the playoffs spots in the Championship.

 

Wilfred Ndidi: The midfield trojan continued to show why he is arguably the best defensive midfielder in the EPL as he bossed the entire Chelsea midfield to help Leicester City to a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium.

 

The 24-year-old opened scoring after just 6 minutes when his well taken shot beat Senegalese Mendy in Chelsea’s goal before Maddison sealed all three points with another well taken strike just before half time to condemn the London side to their 6th loss of the campaign.

 

The former KRC Genk man had a fantastic rating of 7.4, completing 93% of his passes, winning 3 duels, making 2 key tackles and also one interception to help the Foxes to victory.

 

Semi Ajayi: The lanky centre-back could not replicate his weekend heroics for relegation side West Bromwich Albion as they lost 2-1 at the London Stadium to West Ham United.

 

Jarrod Bowen put the host ahead just before half time before Matheus Pereira equalized with his third goal in as many games to make it 1-1, however a Michail Antonio strike just after the hour mark sealed at 3 points for West Ham with Albion suffering their 12 league defeat in the process.

 

Dropping down to the Championship, defender William Troost-Ekong was rock solid at the back for promotion chasers Watford as they held on to a hard-fought 1-0 win at home to Barnsley to brighten their chances of getting promoted.

 

A first-half penalty from captain Troy Deeney was all the host needed as they moved up to 3rd in the log with 43 points from 24 games, seven points behind leaders Norwich.

 

Ekong who featured for 82 minutes, had a game rating of 7.0, keeping his 3 clean sheets in the process, whilst he also made 2 clearances, 1 big tackle, and also won 5 duels in the encounter.

 

Finally in the Championship, former Super Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi was at the heart of Stoke City’s midfield as he captained them to a hard-fought 3-3 draw away at Rotherham United had two players of Nigerian descent on parade.

 

Agnus MacDonald put through his own goal to give the Potters the lead on 14 minute before Matt Crocks equalized on the half-hour mark to make it 1-1 going into the half-time break.

 

Michael Smith then put the host ahead for the first time shortly after the break before Danny Batth converted from a Nick Powell assist to level matters for Stoke on 62 minute.

 

Michael Iheikwe then set up Crooks to restore Rotherham lead to make it 3-2 but the visitors fought back this time via the boots of Nick Powell with both teams settling for a share of the points at the end of the final whistle.

 

Mikel did have a good outing with a rating of 6.8, completing 86% of his passes, winning 6 duels, 2 interceptions and also making 1 key tackle and clearance.

 

 

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