Ndidi’s Absence Felt As Leicester Lose 3-1 To Leeds

The absence of Nigeria international and Leicester City’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, was felt by his team when they lost their Sunday Premier League fixture to Leeds by 3-1.

Ndidi sustained a Hamstring injury during Leicester’s 1-1 draw with Everton on Wednesday.

Patrick Bamford had a role in all three goals as Leeds United fought back to beat Leicester – but revealed he was “fuming” after removing himself as captain in his fantasy football team.

Harvey Barnes had opened the scoring for Leicester – who had been unbeaten in seven league games – after a wonderful run and quick exchange with James Maddison, but the Foxes’ lead lasted just 127 seconds.

Bamford found Stuart Dallas with a well-timed pass and the midfielder picked out the far corner with a low, right-footed strike.

The forward then fired into the top corner to put Leeds in front with his first goal in five league games, before unselfishly setting up Jack Harrison.

Ayoze Perez thought he had restored the Foxes’ lead in a frantic opening 20 minutes but was flagged offside, while Leeds substitute Mateusz Klich also had a goal ruled out 10 minutes later.

Kasper Schmeichel made a smart save to tip Bamford’s header on to the crossbar and Klich was in an offside position when he hacked in the rebound from close range.

Bamford had to wait until the 70th minute for his goal and then had the awareness to tee up Harrison for a tap-in as Leeds broke for a third late on.

Bamford was thanked in his Match of the Day interview for earning the journalist so many fantasy football points.

“I took myself off captain,” the Leeds striker laughed. “I’m fuming.” Captains earn twice as many points in fantasy football.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side remain 12th after their victory, while third-placed Leicester missed the chance to go second and could be overtaken by Liverpool later.