Leicester moved up to third in the Premier League after romping to a 5-0 victory over 10-man Newcastle on Super Sunday. One man who stood out for the Foxes was Wilfred Ndidi, who crowned his superb display with the 5th goal in the rout.
Ricardo Pereira scored for the second game in a row to put the Foxes ahead in the 16th minute.But it was the dismissal of Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden in the 43rd minute for a reckless tackle on Dennis Praet that paved the way for a dominant second-half display from Leicester.
Jamie Vardy fired past Martin Dubvraka in the 54th minute before Paul Dummett deflected into his own net, and then Vardy headed in from Marc Albrighton’s cross.
Wilfred Ndidi added a late fifth as Leicester secured their fourth win from their last five Premier League games and heaped more pressure on Newcastle manager Steve Bruce.
Ndidi put up some impressive numbers, continuing his rich vein of form in Brenadan Rodgers’ midfield:
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• Most recoveries (12)
• Most tackles (9)
• Most interceptions (5)
And he scored.
And look at that heat map. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/mWBb5fHwRE
Watch the full highlights of the game here: