Wilfred Ndidi handed new role in Leicester's win over WBA, Vardy reacts

Wilfred Ndidi handed new role in Leicester's win over WBA, Vardy reacts

- Wilfred Ndidi was involved in Leicester City's 3-0 win over West Brom

- The Super Eagles midfielder played as a center-back in the league opener

- Jamie Vardy said he was impressed with the Nigerian midfielder's contribution

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Wilfred Ndidi played all 90 minutes for Leicester City's 3-0 win over Premier League newcomers West Bromwich Albion in their opening day fixture.

The Nigerian international filled in the void in the center-back position with Turkish defender who was named in the Premier League XI for last season, Caglar Soyuncu.

At first the 23-year-old was shaky in the opening minutes of the game as he mistimed a back pass to Kasper Schmeichel to concede a corner kick.

Wilfred Ndidi handed new role in Leicester's win over WBA, Vardy reacts

Wilfred Ndidi handed new role in Leicester's win over WBA, Vardy reacts. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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But Ndidi stood firm in the center-half position as the Foxes left the Hawthorns without letting in a goal and won the match by 3-0.

All three goals were scored in the second half as Timothy Castagne rose highest to head home the Foxes first from a Dennis Praet's cross in the 56th minute to make it 1-0.

Last season's topscorer Vardy then scored two penalties within the space of ten minutes as West Brom were given a baptism of fire in the English topflight division as the match ended.

Vardy was asked after the match he felt about Ndidi being played in the heart of defence and the former England striker was impressed with his performance.

"Ndidi has played well today it's not his natural position but he was outstanding today at center-back," Vardy told Sky Sports.

Ndidi in his last three years in the Premier League has won the best tackler in the and was joint-top with Bournemouth's Diego Rico.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Oghenekaro Etebo has finally ended speculation about his future as he joins Turkish Super Lig side Galatasary on a six-month loan deal.

The Nigerian international spent the last six months of the previous season on loan at Getafe and helped the La Liga club get a spot in the Europa League.

But the Spanish club did not make his deal permanent at the end of the 2019-20 campaign as he returned to his parent club Stoke City.

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