Moses, Ndidi in action as Chelsea fail to beat 10-man Leicester; West Brom, Palace win

Moses, Ndidi in action as Chelsea fail to beat 10-man Leicester; West Brom, Palace win

Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses played against his compatriot, Wilfred Ndidi as Premier League champions, Chelsea were held by 10-man Leifester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Foxes dominated possession for large periods of the encounter and created the better chances than the home team.

Ndidi came close to scoring with a header in the 14th minute but his effort was parried away by Thibaut Courtois, as Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Shinji Okazaki all came close to scoring too.

Defender Ben Chilwell received two yellow cards in the space of five second-half minutes, and was shown no mercy by the referee when he brought down Moses in the 68th minute.

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But despite bringing on Pedro and Willian and having an extra man advantage, the champions failed to break down a resolute Leicester who were solid in defending.

They are now level on points with second-placed Manchester United, who play Stoke City on Monday, while Claude Puel’s side have 31 points and remain in eighth spot.

In the other Premier League games on Saturday, Crystal Palace edged past Burnley 1-0, thanks to a first half goal by Bakary Sako.

Jonny Evans and Craig Dawson scored to secured a 2-0 win for West Bromwich Albion over Brighton & Hove Albion – their rirst victory in 21 league games.

West Ham defeated Huddersfield Town 4-1, Newcastle United drew 1-1 with Swansea City while Watford drew 2-2 against Southampton.


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