Wilfred Ndidi Scores as Leicester City Defeat West Brom to Top EFL Championship

Leicester City's vital 2-1 win over West Brom propels them to the top of the EFL Championship, with Ndidi and Vardy scoring the goals. The victory puts the Foxes in a strong position for Premier League promotion, despite a late West Brom goal.

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Wilfred Ndidi Scores as Leicester City Defeat West Brom to Top EFL Championship

Wilfred Ndidi Scores as Leicester City Defeat West Brom to Top EFL Championship

Leicester City secured a vital 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, propelling them to the top of the EFL Championship table with 91 points from 43 games. Wilfred Ndidi opened the scoring with his 5th goal of the season in the 22nd minute, while Jamie Vardy added a second in the 65th minute to seal the win for the Foxes.

Despite West Brom's Jed Wallace pulling one back in the 76th minute, Leicester managed to hold on for the three points in a tense Midlands derby. The match saw both teams create numerous chances, with West Brom dominating possession and Leicester's Hamza Choudhury making three vital goal-line clearances to keep his side in the game.

Why this matters: Leicester City's victory puts them in a strong position for promotion to the Premier League, as they now sit two points clear of second-placed Ipswich Town with just three games remaining in the season. The win also comes as a relief for the Foxes, who had lost their previous two matches.

Leicester manager Enzo Maresca praised his team's performance, particularly highlighting Choudhury's defensive contributions. "Hamza was fantastic today. He made some vital clearances that kept us in the game," Maresca said in his post-match interview.

On the other hand, West Brom manager Carlos Corberan felt his team deserved more from the game, stating, "I think the result was not fair. We created more chances than Leicester, but we couldn't take them. It's disappointing, but we have to keep fighting for a playoff spot."

The victory was especially significant for Ndidi, who has now scored 5 goals and provided 6 assists in 33 appearances across all competitions this season. The Nigerian midfielder's opening goal came after he finished off a rebound near the goal line, while Vardy's header in the second half ultimately proved to be the winner for Leicester City. The Foxes will now look to maintain their position at the top of the Championship table as they chase promotion back to the Premier League.

Key Takeaways

  • Leicester City beat West Brom 2-1 to go top of the EFL Championship table.
  • Ndidi and Vardy scored for Leicester, while Wallace scored for West Brom.
  • Leicester's win puts them 2 points clear of 2nd-placed Ipswich with 3 games left.
  • Leicester manager Maresca praised Choudhury's defensive contributions.
  • West Brom manager Corberan felt his team deserved more from the game.