Ndidi, Iheanacho In Action As Forest Inflict Fourth Consecutive EPL Defeat On Leicester
Super Eagles duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi were in action for Leicester who lost 2-0 to Nottingham Forest in Saturday’s Premier League tie.
Leicester have now lost their last four Premier League games and are in 15th position and on 17 points, just two points above relegation zone.
While Ndidi played for 90 minutes, Iheanacho came on in the 68th minute.
While Emmanuel Dennis was an unused substitute, Taiwo Awoniyi remains sidelined with injury.
The win saw Forest climb up to 13th position on 20 points on the log.
Forest took the lead on 56 minutes thanks to Brennan Johnson who rounded the goalkeeper and fired home. The goal was initially disallowed, but after consulting the VAR, referee Paul Tierney gave the goal because an offside was incorrectly flagged during the attacking phase.
And on 84 minutes, Johnson grabbed a second for Forest, lashing the ball across Danny Ward to double his side’s lead.
At Goodison Park, Everton’s winless run continued following a 2-1 home loss to Southampton.
Alex Iwobi, who suffered an ankle injury against Manchester United in the FA Cup, made a dramatic recovery and was included in Everton‘s starting eleven.
His compatriot Joe Aribo was benched for 90 minutes and has now failed to make an appearance in Southampton’s last two games.
The Super Eagles forward saw action for 90 minutes but could not prevent Everton from losing their third straight game. Also, the Toffees have lost four of their last five fixtures.
For Southampton, it is a first Premier League win since October, 2022, a 1-0 win at Bournemouth.
Amadou Onana got his first Everton goal, heading in powerfully from Demarai Gray’s corner to put Frank Lampard’s side ahead on 39 minutes.
James Ward-Prowse brought Southampton level in the 46th minute level after calmly finishing past Jordan Pickford.
And on 78 minutes, Ward-Prowse got his brace and put Southampton 2-1 up as he left Pickford stranded, finding the net from a free-kick.
Despite the win, Southampton remain bottom on 15 points and Everton, also on 15 points, are in 19th place.
And at the AMEX, Brighton and Hove Albion hammered Liverpool 3-0 and usurped the Reds in 7th place while Wolverhampton Wanderers pipped West Ham 1-0.
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