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Leicester Bag Away Win At Sheffield Without Injured Ndidi

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi missed Leicester City’s 2-1 away win against Sheffield United on Saturday at the Bramall Lane due to a hamstring injury, reports

It was the first time Ndidi missed a league game for the Foxes since May 2018, with summer signing Dennis Praet replacing him in the starting line-up.

Ndidi was on target for Leicester City in their 1-1 away draw against Chelsea last weekend.

The injury also raises concerns for Ndidi’s availability ahead of Nigeria’s upcoming friendly against Ukraine.

His international teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho was not included in the matchday squad by manager, Brendan Rodgers.

Iheanacho is yet to make an appearance for the former Premier League champions this season.

Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes got the goals for Leicester City in what was their first win of the new campaign.

At the Vicarage Road, Issac Success was left out of the matchday squad for the second consecutive week as Watford went down to a 3-1 home loss to West Ham United.

Success has made one league appearance for the Hornets this season.

In another Premier League game at the American Express Community Stadium, Leon Balogun failed to make the bench in Brighton & Hove Albion’s 2-0 home defeat to Southampton.

Balogun has to made any matchday squad in all of Brighton’s three Premier League games so far this season.

By Adeboye Amosu

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