Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were in action in Leicester City’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday, as they dropped back into the relegation zone.
Ndidi, despite coming back from a rather forgettable international break with the Super Eagles, had a good game against a Palace, who were under returning manager Roy Hodgson.
His performance earned him full match minutes, but also a yellow card as well, but his efforts were ultimately not enough to save Leicester from slipping to a defeat and slipping down to 18th position on the log.
On the other hand, Kelechi Iheanacho saw action for 25 minutes, but would struggle to have an effect on the game like his compatriot. Iheanacho replaced Zambian forward Patson Daka.
After a drab first half, which ended goalless, Leicester City took the lead in the 56th minute with a goal from Victor Kristiansen.
But their joy was short-lived as the hosts leveled through an own goal from goalkeeper Daniel Iversen.
The match wore on deep into stoppage time and while it seemed both sides would have a share of the spoils, Jean Philipe Mateta popped up with the winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time, condemning Leicester to the relegation waters.
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