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



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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Nigeria Duo Of Ahmed & Igbokwe Scores In Gent 0-4 Win Over Heist



Nigeria duo of Goodluck Igbokwe and Ahmed Abdullahi added to their goal tally in the Belgian National Division 1 following their goal involvement in KAA Gent B 0-4 win away from home against Heist.

The Nigeria Under-20 duo has been in astonishing form in the colours of Gent B with handful of goals to their name with red-hot forward Ahmed Abdullahi leading the goal scorers chart with 10goals.

Following its lose on Matchday 12, Heist braced up for a tough test against Gent B as they eye a win and a change of fortune to turn around their position on the log.

Hoping to climb on the log, Gent B filed out against Heist on Matchday 13 hoping to sustain its winning streak.

First half of the game went the way of the visitors as Gent B opened scoring at the 21st minute to lead at half time.

In the second half, Nigeria forward, Ahmed Abdullahi doubled Gent B lead before the team killed off the game with (2) more goals and Nigeria forward, Goodluck Igbokwe closing scoring with his 80th minute goal to earn the fixture on a win for Gent B on a 0-4 score line

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Belgian Cup: Nigeria Striker Goal Inspires Royal Antwerp Comeback Against Royal Charleroi



Nigeria wing wizard , Chidera Ejuke, put up another fantastic display as his goal inspired Royal Antwerp 5-2 comeback victory over Royal Charleroi Sporting Club in Wednesday night in the Belgian cup.

The Nigeria international who has been in outstanding form after opening his goal account in Royal Antwerp draw away from him booked a place in the Belgian cup and came through big for the team with a goal.

The Nigeria Super Eagles star was inspirational in Royal Antwerp encounter against Royal Charleroi Sporting Club as his strike was enough to help his side subdue its opponents in the Belgian cup.

First half of the game had the visitors, Royal Charleroi Sporting Club, taking an early lead after breaking the deadlock at the 28th minute and went ahead to double its lead at the 31st minute.

Royal Antwerp turning point began lately in the first half as Nigeria forward Chidera Ejuke reduced the deficit to 2-1 before the half time brea.

Royal Antwerp built on Ejuke’s goal to start a come back as they leveled parity at 57th minute and went ahead to score at the 71st, 76th and 90th minute to earn a 5-2 win at full time

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Chidera Ejuke: Nigeria Striker Wins Goal Of The Month Award In Belgium



Chidera Ejuke, Super Eagles forward, has won the Royal Antwerp goal of the month award for November

The winner was announced on the team Instagram page earlier today

The Nigerian scored an exquisite goal in Royal Antwerp 1-1 stalemate against Koninklijke Sint-Truidense Voetbalvereniging, a goal which served a point for the team.

The goal came in the 81st minute of the second half as Koninklijke Sint-Truidense Voetbalvereniging were already cruising to a slim home win but Ejukes goal ensured a share of spoils.

After making huge statement after coming off the bench to find back of the net against Koninklijke Sint-Truidense Voetbalvereniging, the Nigeria Super Eagles star has continued to be consistent with goal scoring and top performance in league and cup games for Royal Antwerp.

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