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Ndidi Wins MOTM Award, Bags Assist In Leicester City Big Win Over Blackburn Rovers

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Leicester City regained top spot in the Championship with a hard-fought win at Blackburn.

Nigeria Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi added to his assist numbers as he provided an assist to earn the MOTM award in Leicester city 1-4 win over Blackburn Win

Jamie Vardy’s brilliant goal had edged the Foxes back in front at Ewood Park after Sammie Szmodics capitalised on dreadful defending to equalise Wout Faes’ early header.

Rovers refused to lie down and it took a late penalty from Kelechi Iheanacho and a fourth from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall to secure the victory.

The win made it eight league wins from nine for the Foxes as they took full advantage of rivals Ipswich and Preston dropping points on Saturday, to move two points clear at the top of the table.

Blackburn’s third defeat in a row – and fourth in five Championship matches – means they drop a place to 18th, two points above the bottom three.

Relive Leicester’s win at Blackburn
The game got off to a frantic start as Faes rose at the far post to nod in Abdul Fatawu’s cross in the fourth minute, but Leicester’s defence – the meanest in the division – imploded shortly afterwards to hand Rovers an equaliser.

Szmodics had planted a header into the hands of goalkeeper Mads Hermansen as the Foxes’ attempt to play out from the back had presented the home side with a chance but the visitors failed to learn their lesson.

Hermansen unwisely gave the ball to Harry Winks, under pressure from Lewis Travis, and when Ricardo Pereira tackled the Blackburn midfielder the ball fell for Szmodics to net his sixth goal of the season.

Leicester were not to be denied, however, and when the excellent Wilfred Ndidi broke down the right and delivered an exquisite pass into his path, Vardy’s touch and rifled finish into the roof of the net restored the lead.

Blackburn had chances in the second half, not least when Hermansen saved from Travis and Jannik Vestergaard superbly blocked Szmodics’ follow-up effort, but Leicester’s counter-attacking excellence saw them stretch away in the final 10 minutes.

Iheanacho scored from the spot after Hayden Carter had hauled down Vestergaard in the box, and Dewsbury-Hall clipped in the fourth after Yunus Akgun had led another searing breakaway to ensure Leicester won their first five away games of the season for the first time in their history.

Both teams suffered worrying injuries in the second half as Rovers keeper Aynsley Pears limped off following a collision with Vardy, and Leicester sub Kasey McAteer pulled up with an apparent hamstring problem.

Blackburn manager Jon Dahl Tomasson:

“We are extremely disappointed with the result. It doesn’t reflect the game. We knew it was going to be tough against a Premier League side with a lot of good players.

“I think we caused them plenty of problems in the first half with great football, great movement, rotations. We gave two soft goals away in the first half.

“Second half, we were in the game, on top of the opponent when we got a big chance to score a goal. I think they only had four shots on target.

“I think it’s a very soft penalty. You can give it, but you’d give 10 penalties in each game.

“Then the game was over. It is tough with the result. Great effort from the lads but of course gave some unnecessary goals away. We’re learning on the job.”

Leicester manager Enzo Said

“Winning a game is always important but for me today was the most important win since we started, because of the opponent. It was a very tough game, very dynamic, making it difficult to prepare the press.

“I told the players we suffered as a team, especially in the first 10 or 15 minutes of the second half when we dropped [a level], and were there helping and defending each other. For the final 20 minutes we came back to press higher and were even better.

“On the ball, we probably lost a bit of confidence because to concede a goal in this way is not easy. They were aggressive, but it’s good to learn for the future, obviously.

“Jamie [Vardy] is improving a lot and in the box he is still the best.”

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Adekunle Shines In Sporting Lagos Dramatic Win

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Nigeria Super Eagles defender, Adekunle Adeleke, came through with another top performance in the Nigeria topflight as he Marshaled relegation threatened Sporting Lagos to a win following its dramatic 2-1 win over Defending Champions, Enyimba FC, in one of the Matchday 37 fixture played today.

Unarguably Sporting Lagos trusted defender, Adeleke who joined the Lagos based side at mid season has continually shown off class in back to back games for Sporting.

Sporting Lagos who lost at home on Matchday 36 had their hope of survival on a pendulum as the team needs nothing but a win against Enyimba FC.

After been held at home on Matchday 36, Enyimba marched into Lagos with a date against relegation threatened Sporting Lagos.

Sporting Lagos at kick-off earned a spot kick with just 5mins into the had their chance fluffed but worked out another goal to earn a lead at half time.

On return for the second half, Enyimba FC converted from the spot to return the game to a stalemate.

With few minutes left in the game, Sporting grinded out a deserved goal at the 85mins, a goal enough to separate the two sides at full time.

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Ede Oloko Nets Brace Again!

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Scoring Sensation, Ede Oloko, continued with his goal festival in the Latvian Virsliga, as he recorded another brace in Jelgava disappointing 4-2 defeat to Grobina in one of the Matchday 18 fixtures played earlier today in the Latvian Virsliga.

One of Nigeria most inform abroad, Oloko in back to back games has continued to show off his worth in the colors of Jelgava as he seven (7) goals under his belt.

Winless in last two games, Grobina ambushed Jelgava hoping to bounce back to winning ways on Matchday 18.

Inconsistent Jelgava side had their hands full on Matchday 18 haven been drawn to trade tackles with Grobina away from home.

First half of the fixture ended on a 1-1 stalemate as Ede Oloko third minute goal was cancelled by Grobina with its 41st minute goal before the half time break.

Resilient Grobina on emergence for the second half out scored its visitors to bring the final scoreline to 4-2 with Jelgava Nigerian import, Ede Oloko, completing a brace for the day.

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Sunday Megwo’s Brace Saves Abia Warriros From Relegation

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Red-hot Sunday Megwo and Abia Warriros will play in the Nigeria Premier League next season after the gangling talisman recorded a brace in Abia Warriors 2-0 win over Akwa United earlier today.

Abia Warriors are mathematically safe with 51 points from as many matches as all team struggling for survival cannot catch up with them after final day.

It is a remarkable achievement for Abia Warriros, who were at risk of sinking after its goalless draw against Bendel Insurance but got a sign of relief after its 3-1 win over Gombe United in Bauchi on Matchday 36.

They, Abia Warriros, were down in the relegation zone after matchsay 34 but a burst of form by Nigerian forward , Sunny Megwo has now kept them up.

The dreaded striker has constantly help the team win games with goals as his brace today helps relegation threatened Abia Warriors to be relief.

Today, he scored his seventh (7) goal of the season to give his team all maximum points at stake.

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