No Champions League Actions For Ndidi, Iheanacho

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No Champions League Actions For Ndidi, Iheanacho

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Super Eagles duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi will play no part in the UEFA Champions League next season after Leicester City missed out on a chance to qualify following their 2-0 loss to Manchester United at King Power Stadium on Sunday

The pair were handed starting roles in the Foxes final game but could do little as second-half goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard secured a third-place league finish for Manchester United at the expense of the Foxes, who ended the season in the fifth position.

The game was Ndidi’s 32nd of the season while for Iheanacho it was his 20th league appearance of the season for the Foxes.

Brendan Rodgers’ side needed a win to secure UCL qualification while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side needed a point from this decisive final-day meeting to

confirm a place in the top four but United broke the hearts of the Foxes, who were in for a Champions League spot for so much of the season.

Both sides had their chances, with Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel saving well from Marcus Rashford in the first half and Jamie Vardy seeing a header glance off the frame of the goal after the break.

Leicester pressed could not break Manchester United down and their misery was compounded when Evans was sent off against his former club for a wild, late lunge on Scott McTominay.

But while Leicester earned a place in the Europa League for next season, this will undoubtedly be a huge disappointment and anti-climax after being in a position to reach the Champions League for so long.

Credit: Punch

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