The Foxes secured their second win in preseason, and two Nigerian stars were at the heart of it
Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first goal in preseason for Leicester City, while Wilfred Ndidi returned to action in their 3-1 victory over Derby County.
Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers handed Iheanacho his first start in preseason when the Foxes locked horns with English League One side Derby County in their fourth preseason game.
Also, after suffering a setback in his comeback from his three-month layoff, Ndidi returned to action for the former Premier League champions.
Leicester City were the better side in the first half, but they failed to break the deadlock. Iheanacho and Daka looked sharp in front, constantly keeping the Rams’ defenders on their feet with their runs.
However, the Foxes’ quality prevailed in the second half, as Iheanacho struck a well-placed shot with his left foot into the net, leaving Joe Wildsmith in limbo.
Ndidi looked solid, but Rodgers hauled him off on the hour mark for Mendy.
Derby County soon capitalized on the absence of the Nigerian and drew level in the 62nd minute.
Nonetheless, they were unable to see out the scoreline. Goals from Patson Daka and Callum Wright ensured that the East Midlanders ran out with a 3-1 victory.
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