Wilfred Ndidi concedes penalty while Kelechi Iheanacho scores as Alex Iwobi’s Everton edge Leicester City 2-1

Wilfred Ndidi concedes penalty while Kelechi Iheanacho scores as Alex Iwobi’s Everton edge Leicester City 2-1

Three Nigerian players were in action at Goodison Park when Everton hosted Leicester City in a Premier League game on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi were on from the start for Leicester City and Everton respectively while Kelechi Iheanacho came on after halftime.

It was a good game from the trio although it was Iwobi who ended the night the happier player.

Alex Iwobi helped Everton to a 2-1 win in the Premier League (Everton/Twitter)
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Alex Iwobi helped Everton to a 2-1 win in the Premier League (Everton/Twitter)

He was good enough for Everton on the night as he played from the right and helped Carlo Ancelotti’s side keep the shape defensively. Unlike the game at Norwich, he wasn’t that dangerous going forward and didn’t have any moment offensively.

Ndidi conceded a harsh penalty for Leicester City from which Everton doubled their lead in the first half. In what could be the longest VAR decision, the Nigerian was punished for using his hands to touch the ball while jumping to head during a set-piece situation.

Wilfred Ndidi was harshly adjudged to have handled the ball in the box (Ian Hodgson NMC Pool)
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Wilfred Ndidi was harshly adjudged to have handled the ball in the box (Ian Hodgson NMC Pool)

It was indeed a harsh decision but Everton were happy to score from their first penalty of the season.

Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers made some changes at halftime which included Iheanacho. The Nigerian was lively and tried to make this happen in attack for Leicester City.

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