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Ranieri, Shearer Praise Ndidi After Superb Goal Vs Derby

Ranieri, Shearer Praise Ndidi After Superb Goal Vs Derby

By Johnny Edward:

 

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has heaped plaudits on Wilfred Ndidi for his stunning 20-yard shot that put Leicester City 2-1 up against Derby County  as the Foxes advanced 3-1 after extra time to qualify for the next round of the English FA Cup, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. 

 

Ranieri said shortly after the game that the Nigerian international was impressive when he came on for Nampalys Mendy in the 91st minute to restore the Foxes lead after playing for less that four minutes.

 

The goal was Ndidi's first for Leicester City in what was his sixth appearance for the club.

 

"Derby played good football and we won. This is what we needed and I wanted. Wilfred Ndidi made a very good goal as did Demarai Gray," Ranieri told the BBC after the game.

 

"I'm happy with Ndidi. This young player full of personality and good character. We've chosen well.

 

"We want to do well in all competitions. We want to go forward in the FA Cup.

 

"The Premier League is not so good but we have to stay in the Premier League. This fresh air is good for the players."

 

Also pleased with Ndidi's heroics was former Blackburn and Newcastle legend Alan Shearer.

 

"That was much better from Leicester. They got a very good goal from Ndidi.

 

"They should have got a penalty and should have scored another." the Ex-England captain Shearer tweeted during the game.

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