EPL: Ndidi, Iheanacho Welcome New Coach With Victory
In local palace, it is often said that :‘Soldier goes, soldier comes, barracks no dey move’ .
The above statement also aptly describes the situation in football clubs where managers and players come and go.
After suffering three straight losses and losing seven in their past nine games, the Nigerian duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho as well as their Leicester City teammates returned to winning ways on Tuesday night.
The Foxes at the King Power Stadium battled to a 2-1 victory over Brighton in a Premier League clash and that was a befitting welcome for the newly appointed coach Brendan Rodgers who was watching from stands.
Rodgers quit Scottish champion Celtic to sign a three- and half--year year deal at Leicester just before kickoff.
While Ndidi was in action for all 90 minutes, Iheanacho was only given a cameo role; coming in for Jamie Vardy who scored one for goals.
It was Demarai Gray that gave Leicester a 10th-minute lead, and Vardy made it 2-0 in the 63rd minute.
Davy Propper pulled a goal back for Brighton, which dominated large spells at King Power Stadium but lacked a cutting edge.
The visitors are just three points above the relegation zone with 10 games left.
Leicester on their part have risen to 11th place, 11 points clear of the bottom three.
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