After an underwhelming finish to 2017, Leicester City recorded a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in New Year Day’s English top-flight encounter, and Wilfried Ndidi is delighted with the positive start.
After enduring an uneventful opening 45 minutes, two sublime finishes in the space of seven second-half minutes courtesy Algeria internationals Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani were enough to put the Foxes firmly in the driving seat.
Marc Albrighton added gloss to the scoreline with a third in stoppage time to ensure Claude Puel’s men return to winning ways after ending December with a point in their last four matches – on the back of a promising start to the busy month.
And the Nigeria international – immense in thwarting David Wagner’s side attacking forays, and also seeing the crossbar deny him his first league goal this term – took to Twitter to express delight after they picked their eighth win of the season.
“What a way to start the new year. Great win today!” Ndidi tweeted.
“Happy new year everyone,” he added.