Thursday Feb 09, 2017. 13:24
Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri praised Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi after his stunning goal helped the Premier League champions into the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Leicester City beat Derby County 3-1 in a Cup game on Wednesday with Ndidi a 91st minute substitute scoring a fantastic goal after four minutes on the pitch to give his side a 2-1 lead.
A joyous Ranieri will later say Leicester scouted well when they signed Ndidi from Belgian club Genk.
Ranieri said: "In this moment everything goes wrong - but tonight one thing went right.
"Derby played good football and we won. This is what we needed and I wanted. Wilfred Ndidi got a very good goal as did Demarai Gray.
"I'm happy with Ndidi. This young player is full of personality and good character. We've chosen well.
"We want to do well in all competitions. We want to go forward in the FA Cup. The Premier League is not so good but we have to stay in the Premier League. This fresh air is good for the players."