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Ndidi: Win over Newcastle United is New Year's gift to Leicester City fans

12:06 AM EST 1/2/20
Youri Tielemans, James Maddison, Wilfred Ndidi, Leicester City 2019-20
The Super Eagles star has reacted to his side's performance after securing a comfortable victory in their first game in 2020

Wilfred Ndidi has praised Leicester City following their 3-0 triumph over Newcastle United on Wednesday and described the win as a New Year's gift to their fans.  

The Nigeria international returned to the starting XI at St James' Park after coming off the bench to make a cameo appearance against West Ham United last Saturday.

Ndidi delivered a solid defensive performance in the encounter, making two tackles in an impressive display to ensure his side kept a clean sheet and claimed their first win of the year.

Besides his defensive duty, the 23-year-old also added bite to the Foxes’ attack, surging forward to set up Hamza Choudhury for his side’s third goal after Ayoze Perez and James Maddison had given them a comfortable first-half lead.

Following the five-star performance from ‎Brendan Rodgers’ men, the combative midfielder has taken to the social media to express his feelings.  

“New Year gift - three points and an assist away from home, congrats to Hamza Choudhury. Happy New Year Foxes,” he posted on Instagram.  

The result ensured Leicester maintain their second spot on the Premier League table, behind Liverpool, after gathering 45 points from 21 games.

Ndidi, who has featured in all but one of the Foxes’ league games this season, will hope to help his side continue their fine form when they take on Wigan Athletic in FA Cup tie on Saturday.