Ndidi the hero as his goal slays Rams to seal FA Cup win

FA Cup By: Linus Onyeze | 08/02/2017

Wilfred Ndidi celebrates his FA CUP goalWilfred Ndidi came off the bench to score his first goal for Leicester and it was a crucial one as he helped them secure passage to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Wilfred Ndidi and Demarai Gray were the heroes for Leicester on Wednesday as they both scored two extra time goals to seal the Foxes’ place in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Leicester could only force another draw with Derby County in their FA Cup fourth round replay during regulation time, but went through after Ndidi came off the bench to be the unlikely hero.

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Andy King opened the scoring for the Foxes shortly after the break, but Abdoul Camara leveled on 62 minutes for the Rams.

Both teams had played out a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture, Wes Morgan’s late equalizer in that match proving crucial as they Foxes forced the game into extra time.

And it was first Ndidi, and then Gray who scored, as the Foxes won 3-1 on the night and 5-3 on aggregate.

First Half

There was very little to separate both sides in the opening half, but the Premier League champions were slightly the superior side in terms of possession, but it was their Championship counterparts who had more opportunities at goal, even though nothing came of them.

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Second Half

Leicester improved in front of goal in the second period by way of chances created, but there was still very little to separate them, even though King found the back of the net in the 47th minute to hand Claudio Ranieri’s side the lead.

Derby showed they are not a side to be pushed aside, as they also troubled the Foxes, before Camara scored for the Rams in the 62nd minute  and that goal would push the game into extra time.

Extra Time

Wilfred Ndidi was the star here, coming off the bench in the 91st minute and three minutes later, was powering a goal for Leicester as Ranieri got some reprieve following what has been a disastrous Premier League campaign. Gray then got on the scoresheet, as they made the scoreline safe and secured passage to the next round.