Super Eagles midfielder Wilfried Ndidi was named the man of the match in Leicester’s Premier League win over Newcastle on Sunday evening and has taken to Twitter to share his delight.
The Nigerian international scored his second goal of the season in the Foxes 5-0 win over the Magpies at the King Power stadium.
Joao Periera put Brendan Rodgers side ahead before Jamie Vardy added a second few minutes. after the restart. A Paul Dummett own goal compounded Newcastle’s misery, then Vardy grabbed his second before Ndidi rounded off the scoring in the closing moments.
Despite Vardy’s brace, it was Ndidi that was awarded the man of the match, but the 22-year-old chose to focus more on the team’s performance.
The former Genk midfielder took to Twitter after the match to praise the team’s performance. “Buzzing into the new week with +3points and a great performance from the team,” he said.
Buzzing into the new week with +3points and a great performance from the team 🦊 💙
— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) September 29, 2019
Wilfred Ndidi vs Newcastle
92% pass accuracy
1 key pass
8 tackles won
1 aerial won
4/4 accurate long balls
10/14 duels won
An Absolute Beast. 🔵🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/m2PgEDwXhX
— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) September 29, 2019
His manager also echoed his voice after seeing his side give a five-star display that puts them in the third position on the Premier League Table.
“I thought we were exciting going forward. What was also good I felt, that especially in the second half, how we managed to play against 10 men, because it’s never easy.
“The players had real concentration and real focus in the game. The speed of the game was good, and we kept that intensity in the game and then scored some wonderful goals,” Rodgers told LCFC website.
Next up for Ndidi and Leicester is a trip to Anfield where they will face league leaders Liverpool.