Wolverhampton Diogo Jota walloped Wilfred Ndidi 8-2 as Wolves defeat Leicester City in the round of 16 of the e-premier league competition.
In an effort to keep fans engaged during the lockdown the premier league created an online gaming competition that will see all 20 premier league sides represented by a player from each club. The final will be shown live on SKY Sport on Saturday 25 April.
The prize funds generated from the competition are set to go to the #playerstogether initiative and donated to the National Health Service(NHS).
The Wolverhampton winger scored five minutes into the game with Raul Jimenez, Ndidi replied with a strike from fellow country man Kelechi Ihenacho.
But, Jota put the game beyond the reach of the Leicester midfielder by scoring five straight times, three of those with his player without a reply from the Ndidi.
Diogo Jota made himself captain and scored four goals as @Wolves won 8-2 against @LCFC…— Premier League (@premierleague) April 23, 2020
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Jamie Vardy made the scoreline 6-2, but Jota found the top corner with Leonardo Campana and added the fourth with his own player.
Diogo Jota will now face Lys Mousset of Sheffield United on Friday quarter-finals of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 competition after defeating Todd Cantwell of Norwich City.
While speaking to the premier league after the game, Jota said his style of play helped him to win, Ndid thinks Jota can win the tournament while acknowledging his performance.
Jota replied: “I think probably I know of the game than him [Ndidi]. I’m an attacker so I’m always looking to score goals instead of defending. That’s my style of play.”
Ndidi said: “I think he can actually win the tournament. He’s really good. I’m not up to that standard yet, but at least I learned a few things. He’ll go far.”