Leicester City hit sorry Newcastle for five with the Nigeria international earning plaudits for his inspiring display in the middle of the park which set the template for a commanding afternoon for the Foxes.
If Brendan Rodgers’ side are not at their best yet, then they are frighteningly close as Leicester City played Newcastle off the pitch on Sunday afternoon to record a stunning 5-0 victory over the Magpies.
Ricardo Pereira’s first half strike, which was followed by a Jamie Vardy double that sandwiched a Dummett own goal, had given the home side a commanding 4-0 lead over 10-man Newcastle who had Isaac Hayden sent off in the closing stages of the first half.
On the stroke of 90, however, Ndidi produced a classic swivel and shoot to grab the fifth goal of the night and his second of the season.
Ndidi took this really well on the swivel. Such a steady player minding the shop, it's easy to forget he does also have decent technique striking the ball. pic.twitter.com/nQhXSr8KSo
— Solace Chukwu (@TheOddSolace) September 29, 2019
Ndidi’s goal only crowned an amazing performance that had seen him successfully complete 91% of his passes, win an incredible 9 tackles, made a game high 5 interceptions, won 11 of his fifteen ground duels plus 10 of his 14 aerial duels while 100% of his long balls reached their predetermined destinations.
In recognition of this almost super-human statistics, BBC Leicester snubbed 2-goal hero, Jamie Vardy, to hand the match’s man-of-the-match gong to the Super Eagles midfield enforcer.
Matt Piper awards the BBC Radio Leicester MOTM to Wilfred Ndidi.
Pipes: "He's been a monster this afternoon" pic.twitter.com/uXIAHh67CP
— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) September 29, 2019
Fans have not stopped singing Wilfred Ndidi’s praises since…
Ndidi is the best DM in the world
— Imoh (@ImohUmoren) September 29, 2019
MIDFIELD ENFORCER!!! 🙌🏾
— Uncle Wilsøn™ (@iam_wilsons) September 29, 2019
— BBC Radio Leicester (@BBCLeicester) September 29, 2019
🇳🇬Wilfred Ndidi makes is 5-0!
Leicester City's midfield general caps a brilliant display with a ⚽.
What a performance from the Nigerian!
— FAST TRACK (@FastTrackNaija) September 29, 2019
– Our biggest ever PL win.
– Sensational performance.
– Ricardo, have my children.
– Evans & Söyüncü, so good.
– Ndidi, phenomenal.
– Praet, terrific.
– Pérez, much better.
– Albrighton deserves to start.
– Vardy was Vardy.
– 3rd in the league.
— ً (@Icfcsam) September 29, 2019
The hype around ndidi would've been more than this if he was an English player or from another European country
— John~Dammy (@Johnndamii) September 29, 2019
🇳🇬 🦅 Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi got his second goal of this Premier League season in Leicester City's 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle
2 goals in 7 games… Not bad for a DEFENSIVE midfielder 👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/g7DG5gy6fm
— Football Fans Tribe 🇳🇬 ⚽ (@FansTribeHQ) September 29, 2019
Wilfred Ndidi…easily the best player in the Nigerian @NGSuperEagles team for me.
— Emmanuel Dada (@alphamelch) September 29, 2019