Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that it was a tactical decision to substitute Wilfred Ndidi at half-time in his side’s 3-0 win against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Nigeria international was in danger of receiving a red card if he had completed the game as he was shown a yellow card by referee Michael Oliver in the 13th minute after catching Granit Xhaka on the shin with his studs.
Seventeen minutes before half-time, The Foxes nearly took the lead but Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno made a brilliant save to keep out a header from Ndidi.
”In the second half we wanted to be more aggressive, taking off Wilf (Wilfred Ndidi) who was on a yellow card, put an extra creative midfield player in and then putting Harvey [Barnes] wide,” said Rodgers to Leicester City’s official website.
”I thought in the second half we showed great fitness levels, great energy and scored all three very good goals.”
Despite spending only forty five minutes on the King Power Stadium turf, Ndidi racked up a game-high six tackles and also had a joint game-high two interceptions.