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Ndidi Shines, Musa Dropped As Leicester Beat Hull; Success Loses With Watford

Ndidi Shines, Musa Dropped As Leicester Beat Hull; Success Loses With Watford

By Johnny Edward:

 

Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi posted another impressive performance for Leicester City who recorded back-to-back Premier League wins defeating Hull City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

 

A flicked on header by Ndidi forced an own goal from Tom Huddlestone in stoppage time of the encounter to ensure a second win for the Foxes in 2017 in the post-Claudio Ranieri era. 

 

Sam Clucas gave Hull City a shock lead in the 14th minute but it lasted 13 minutes as Christian Fuchs restored parity for the outgoing EPL champions.

 

Riyad Mahrez scored stunning strike after turning his marker inside out at the edge of the box to put the Foxes ahead. The goal was Mahrez's first since November and his fourth in five games against Hull City.

 

The game was Ndidi's seventh English Premier League start of the season for Foxes who remain 15th in the table.

 

Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa was not listed for the game for the consecutive time.

 

Leicester City started the game brightly and should have been ahead but fell behind after Ndidi's misplaced pass gave the Tigers a chance to launch a counte-rattack.

 

Clucas intercepted the Nigerian international's poor pass in midfield and he released Oumar Niasse on the left flank. Niasse's short pass to Kamil Grosicki was fired across the six yard box into the path of Sam Clucas who tapped in to the net.

 

 Christian Fuchs equalised after exchanging passes with Jamie Vardy. 

 

In the second half, Leicester City pressed for the winner with Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton making penetrating runs. They were rewarded 59th minute with Mahrez strike.

 

At Vicarage Road, Isaac Success came on for Etienne Capoue in the 70th minute for Watford who lost 4-3 at home to beaten English Football League finalists Southampton.

 

It was the Nigeran forward's 12th substitute appearance for the Hornets this season.

 

Nathan Redmond scored a brace for the Saints who came from a goal win the encounter.

 

Troy Deeney gave Watford a fourth minute lead but his goal was cancelled out by Dusan Tadic's low drive in the 28th minute. Nathan Redmond's close range finish gave Southampton a 2-1 lead. Stefano Okaka restored parity for the Hornets with ten minutes left to play.

 

 

Manolo Gabbiadini snatched a late winner for the Saints six minutes from time for Southampton fourth win in 21 English League games at the Vicarage Road. Abdoulaye Doucoure reduced the margin by scoring a third goal for Watford.

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