Ndidi assists as Leicester City crash out of EFL Cup


Super Eagles defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi provided an assist as Leicester City crashed out 3-1 on penalties to Manchester City following a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes last night.

A Leicester side featuring seven changes that included Kelechi Iheanacho from their weekend defeat to Crystal Palace often lacked fluency.

Iheanacho lasted 81 minutes in the game.

With the travelling supporters in good voice, merrily marking Jose Mourinho’s demise, De Bruyne cleverly shuffled into space and lashed home from 25 yards in the 14th minute.

A lofted pass from Ndidi caught out left-back Zinchenko and Albrighton finished emphatically.

After 120 minutes the game was evenly poised at 1-1.

It meant the sides would settle a 1-1 quarter-final draw from the penalty spot, as they did 12 months ago, and Leicester showed little of the poise that had seen them through the previous two rounds via shoot-outs.

Christian Fuchs blazing over and tame, saved attempts from James Maddison and Caglar Soyuncu meant Raheem Sterling was spared following a woeful take on the Panenka. Fellow substitutes Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus were on target before Oleksandr Zinchenko sent the visitors through.


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