Super Eagles defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi earned a five-star rating on Saturday at King Power Stadium, even as the Foxes went 2-2 when visiting Manchester United.
The Nigerian international, who recently returned to action after being sidelined with injury, earned a rating of 8 out of a possible 10, thus leaving with the highest rating on the fox side of the day. Only four other teammates came close to Ndidi’s rating with 7 out of a possible 10. They include James Vardy, Harvey Barnes, Youri Tielemans and Kasper Schmeichel.
As well as working tirelessly to win and keep the ball, Ndidi also won the ball from Fernandes for the City equalizer in the 31st minute.
A late Axel Tuanzebe own goal, following Jamie Vardy’s goal, denied Manchester United a chance to overtake Leicester to second place on Boxing Day in an entertaining top four clash.
Bruno Fernandes’ goal in the 79th minute appeared to have held United’s 100% away record this season, but Tuanzebe deflected Jamie Vardy’s goal to level it in the 85th minute.
Leicester was unchanged from the team that beat Tottenham with Jamie Vardy being passed in form to start.
However, Manchester United made a team change that beat Leeds with Eric Bailly replacing Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers expressed satisfaction with his team’s achievement.
“I thought it was the least we deserved. I thought it was a very good game, two attack teams. We were unlucky to go back, but we got a draw that we deserved. I thought that throughout the game we showed real quality and that we could compete at the same level against a team that has won every game away from home ”.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believed it was a game his team should have won but for a momentary shutdown
“Big move from Vardy and then he got lucky when he hit Axel and he swerved. You can’t face quality players. “