Ndidi CB project at Leicester suffers heavy defeat at Brighton


Wilfred Ndidi played as CB for the second game running, but gave away a penalty as Leicester City were trounced 5-2 by Brighton as the club’s start to the new season hits a terrible low.

Ndidi partnered Johnny Evans amidst talk of a potential exit transfer for Çağlar Söyüncü.

The 26 year-old Turkish International was left out of the matchday squad at the Amex Stadium as talks of move to Super Lig giant side Galatasaray is mooted.

Playing as a make shift CB, Ndidi did enough but came up short in a 1v1 contest against Leandro Trossard.

From the resultant penalty, Brighton stretched their lead to 4-2 in the 71st minute – having to fight their way back after Kelechi Iheanacho’s opener.

Iheanacho scored with just fifty-two minutes on the clock, but The Seagulls piled on the pressure and leveled as a header deflected off Luke Thomas.

Brighton then turned the game around in the 15th minute from Moises Caicedo, who fired from an acute angle to put the hosts ahead.

However, before the first half ended, Patson Daka ran into space to collect a long pass Youri Tielemans and picked his angle to level for Leicester.

From the second half, Brighton took control and though they had a thunderbolt of a goal chalked off for offside, two minutes in, Trossard (64′) restored the lead before Mac Allister (71′) converted from the penalty spot.

Mac Allister then put the icing on the host’s performance with a delightful free kick from 25 yards to beat Danny Ward (90+7′).

Ward himself was in the spotlight earlier in the first half when he was tackled off the ball by Danny Welbeck.

The goalkeeper couldn’t control a heavy pass from Ndidi as the team tried to build up from the back.

Both players had a brief heated exchange as the goalie was let off the hook when Welbeck’s attempt to lob the ball in landed on top of the net.

Leicester left the Amex with more woes as their losing streak was extending to five games and they sit bottom of the standings with just one point from six round of matches.


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