it took Wilfred Ndidi’s first goal of the season for Leicester City to earn the Foxes a 1-1 draw against Chelsea in a Premier League game on Sunday at Stamford Bridge, Sports Extra reports.
The goal was Ndidi’s fifth in 90 EPL games for the Foxes since he joined the club during the 2016/2017 season from Genk.
The Blues opened the scoring in the seventh minute when Mason Mount robbed Ndidi off the ball before firing in a low drive.
But the Nigeria international redeemed his image when he out-jumped Cesar Azpilicueta to power home a header past Kepa Arrizabalaga seven minutes after the hour mark.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, the Nigeria international said, “I think we put the first half aside and pushed up. We had to react.”
On his mistake, he said, “It is something I am trying not to think about. It keeps coming up in my head but its football so I have to move on.
“I don’t know. It is a mixed feeling. I tried it (set-piece for the goal) a couple of times with James Maddison in training and he said I could score from those chances.
“We can take the positives. We had a couple of chances. We will try to improve in every game. We did well in the second half.
“It was a positive result because we tried to come back. It is something we should have won in the second half,”
Ndidi also told Match of the Day, “I am very disappointed. I try not to think about it. I just try to move on. It was mixed feelings for me (to score) because of that first goal.
“We dominated the second half and were high up the pitch so that was positive for us. We are a good team and believe in each other.”
His compatriot, Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute for Leicester in the draw.
Iheanacho who has been recalled back to the Super Eagles for next month’s international friendly against Ukraine on September 10 is yet to feature this season for the Brendan Rodgers side.
The draw was Leicester’s second draw this season while it was Chelsea’s first point following their 4-0 drubbing in the hands of Manchester United last Sunday.