Leicester Missing Ndidi, Iheanacho’s Goals as Burnley Stun Foxes

Leicester Missing Ndidi, Iheanacho’s Goals as Burnley Stun Foxes

Leicester City are winless in three matches without Wilfred Ndidi, who is recovering from a surgery on an injury he sustained earlier in the month.

Ndidi had been stellar for the Foxes until his injury in training before the Cup game against Aston Villa on January 8.

 


Brendan Rodgers’ men have drawn one and lost two of the three games played since the absence of his Nigerian midfielder.

 

He had another come off the bench, Kelechi Iheanacho, but the forward couldn’t help Leicester City salvage a point as they fell 2-1 away to Burnley on Sunday.

 

Leicester had raced into the lead in the 33rd minute through Harvey Barnes and looked like they could win on the night.

 

However, the hosts responded after the break with the leveler from Chris Wood (56′). Jamie Vardy had the chance to restore Leicester’s lead from the penalty spot, but the league’s top scorer couldn’t put away.

 

Iheanacho was thrown into the fray in the 74th minute in a double substitution – Youri Tielemans was also introduced.

 

The hosts eventually struck the death blow with Ashley Woods’ 79th minute strike.

 

Leicester remain third in the EPL table, three points off Manchester City, who are in second.

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