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Ndidi In Action, Musa Benched As Swansea Compound Leicester Woes

Ndidi In Action, Musa Benched As Swansea Compound Leicester Woes

By Johnny Edward:

Wilfred Ndidi played all 90 minutes for Leicester City who suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Swansea City in their Premier League clash at the Liberty stadium on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

First half goals from Alfie Mawson and Martin Olsson secured a seventh win for Swansea this term and moved them four points above relegation zone and three ahead of reigning champions Leicester City who have 21 points from 25 games.

The game was Ndidi’s fifth start since joining the club in January. His compatriot Ahmed Musa was an unused substitute in the defeat. Musa has featured in 18 EPl games, scoring twice.

The defeat was the fifth consecutive for the Foxes this season and Claudio Ranieri’s side became the first English reigning champions to fail to score in six straight league games.

Leicester City last scored in the league in their 1-0 win over West Ham United on the 31st of December in 2016.

Leicester City started the game with a fast pace, stringing quick passes around the Swansea area but lacking in the final third. But the pressure on Swansea saw both Riyad Mahrez and Danny Drinkwater watch their efforts blocked.

Ndidi also had his shot from outside the box blocked by the Swansea defenders.

But against the run of play Swansea scored in the 36th minute through Mawson who struck a half-volley into the back of the net after Fernandez had headed a pass to his path.

Paul Clement’s side doubled their lead in the final moments of the first period as Martin Olsson beat Kasper Schmeichel from close range after latching on to Gylfi Sigurdsson’s sublime pass.

In the second half, the Foxes really threatened to get back into the game but the hosts were just sitting back to defend their lead.

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