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Ndidi sent off, Iheanacho benched in Leicester City’s away win

Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was sent off in Leicester City’s 2-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion in Saturday’s Premier League encounter at the Falmer Stadium. 

The 21-year-old, who made his 48th Premier League appearances for the Foxes in the game, got his first booking on 24 minutes for a careless tackle.

Glenn Murray had the chance to break the deadlock in the game with a penalty kick opportunity but the striker saw his strike saved by Kasper Schmeichel in the 77th minute.

Ndidi’s midfield partner Vicente Iborra however gave Leicester the lead on 83 minutes through an assist from defender Ben Chilwell.

Ndidi was issued his second yellow and subsequently got his marching orders in the 87th minute after he seemingly lunged at Shane Duffy.

Jamie Vardy sealed the win for the visitors with a clean strike six minutes into stoppage time as Leicester cruised to a vital away win.

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute for Claude Puel’s men in the encounter.

Already with a red card record in Leicester’s league clash against Crystal Palace in December 2017, Ndidi will now miss the Foxes’ next Premier League games against Newcastle and Burnley.

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