Josh Maja, Wilfred Ndidi steal the spotlight as Leicester City snatches late win against West Brom

Maja, Ndidi Shine in Leicester City's Late Win vs. West Brom

In a thrilling Skybet Championship game at the Hawthorns, Leicester City snatched a dramatic 2-1 victory against West Bromwich Albion, with Wilfred Ndidi’s stellar performance and Josh Maja’s late strike stealing the spotlight.

Super Eagles’ Josh Maja, making his mark for West Brom, scored his first goal of the season, equalizing in the dying moments of the game, Footballrover reports

Meanwhile, Wilfred Ndidi showed his brilliance, delivering a crucial assist that initiated Leicester’s opener, courtesy of Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s header.

The Super Eagles derby witnessed four Nigerian internationals in action.

Josh Maja, Wilfred Ndidi steals the spotlight as Leicester City snatches late win against West Brom

Kelechi Iheanacho

Alongside Maja’s standout moment, Kelechi Iheanacho’s consistent presence proved vital, while Semi Ajayi featured for West Brom, with Ndidi’s impactful performance before being subbed off in the 87th minute.

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The encounter remained deadlocked until the 71st minute when Ndidi’s expertly delivered cross led to Leicester breaking the deadlock.

However, Maja, seizing the opportunity, leveled the score for West Brom in the 89th minute with his brilliant goal-scoring prowess.

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Just when a draw seemed imminent, Leicester struck deep into stoppage time, sealing the win with a swift counter-attack culminating in Harry Winks’ decisive goal.

Maja, Ndidi Shine in Leicester City's Late Win vs. West Brom

Wilfred Ndidi

This victory extends Leicester City’s lead atop the Championship table by four points, maintaining their strong position in the promotion race.

Despite the defeat, West Brom holds onto their playoff spot with 32 points from 19 games.

The electrifying clash highlighted the strength of Nigerians in the Championship, with Ndidi and Maja stealing the spotlight in an intense battle that captivated fans till the final whistle.

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