Super Eagles defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was on target as Leicester City lost 2-1 to 10-man Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Nampalys Mendy’s clumsy foul on Shane Long allowed James Ward-Prowse to drill home the opener from the penalty spot in the 11th minute, ending a run of four league visits to the King Power Stadium without a goal four Southampton.
Yan Valery was sent off shortly before Long double the lead in first-half injury-time, but a much-improved Leicester halved the arrears through Ndidi just before the hour.
Ndidi knew little about his effort off the knee from Pereira’s cross but it was a lifeline nonetheless.
Harvey Barnes and Maddison each tried their luck from range and Ndidi nodded wide from close range as Leicester pushed for a late leveller, but there was too much predictability about their play as Southampton returned to the south coast with a welcome win.