Ndidi, Madisson Power Leicester To Top Of Premiership


By Ademola Akanni, Abuja
Nigerian midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi; and English man, James Madisson were the heroes as Leicester City beat Chelsea 2-0 at the Kings Power Stadium to top the English Premiership table, reports The Gazelle News.com.
Ndidi scored his first goal of the season when he powered home a left footer from just outside the Chelsea box to give the Foxes the lead in the 6th minute. The goal came from a corner kick as Chelsea failed to clear their lines properly giving Ndidi to lash home a left footed half volley which came off the post.
Leicester were on top after that and Madisson could have scored earlier than he eventually did when he hit a long range that hit the frame of the post and bounced out.
Chelsea thought they have a penalty in the 40th minute Johnny Evans upended Mount but VAR review showed that the foul was committed just outside the box. The resultant free kick, Mount blazed over the bar.
And just after that, Leicester scored their second goal: a long ball from the Foxes half found Mark Albrighton who hit a lovely first time to Jamie Verdy. The striker tangled with Anthony Rudigger and the ball loosely for Madisson who scored with aplomb.
Leicester could have extended their lead in the second half with Youri Teilemans and Jamie Verdy all going close but it was Chelsea who thought they have scored what could have been a consolation goal but VAR reviewed showed that the goalscorer, Timo Verner was offside.
The Foxes played out the remaining minutes with high level of concentration and they ended up with the three points, a clean sheet and a place at the top of the Premiership.

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