Wilfred Ndidi played a key role as Leicester City defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 in Sunday’s Premier League game.
The midfielder was afforded his 10th league appearance this season and delivered an impressive defensive performance.
Ndidi made six tackles – the highest from any player in the encounter – to help the King Power Stadium outfit keep a clean sheet against Roy Hodgson’s men.
Shortly after the tie, the Nigerian via his Twitter handle, @Ndidi25: wrote: “Three points away from home and a clean sheet is so satisfying.”
Caglar Soyuncu and Jamie Vardy’s second-half efforts ensured the Foxes claim maximum points and extend their winning run to four games.
The victory saw Brendan Rodgers’ men leapfrog Chelsea to the third spot on the league table after gathering 23 points from 11 games.
Ndidi featured for the duration of the game while his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute for the fourth time this season.
Ivory Coast international Wilfried Zaha, who ended with the losing team, also played throughout the match, while Senegal’s Cheikhou Kouyate was replaced in the 74th minute.
Ndidi will hope to maintain his solid defensive form when Leicester take on Arsenal in their next Premier League outing on November 9.