Wilfred Ndidi Receives Birthday Card As Leicester City Lose To The Eagles
Published: December 16, 2017
Wilfred Ndidi Receives Birthday Card As Leicester City Lose To The EaglesCrystal Palace ended Leicester City's four-match unbeaten run in the Premier League in some style, thrashing the Foxes 3-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, who is celebrating his 21st birthday today, made his 18th consecutive start in the English top-flight this term, while Kelechi Iheanacho watched proceedings from the bench for the entirety of the game.

Christian Benteke nodded home an inviting cross from Townsend to give the visitors the lead after 19 minutes, and Wilfried Zaha increased the lead with five minutes left to be played in the first half.

Ndidi tackled with his wrong foot and was booked in the 52nd minute for bringing down Loftus-Cheek, and was sent off for a second bookable offense by referee Martin Atkinson nine minutes later after a clear dive in the penalty box.

It was the defensive midfielder's first red card since he transferred to the Foxes from Racing Genk in January 2017.

In the fourth minute of stoppage time, substitute Bakary Sako added more gloss to the scoreline when he scored the Eagles' third goal.

In the provisional standings, Leicester City remain in eighth position with 26 points; in-form Crystal Palace took their unbeaten run to seven games and have 17 points.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel
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