“It is always special to play my old team. I had an amazing year here but when I come I try to win,” said Kante, who was part of Leicester’s title-winning side.
“It is always a pleasure to score but I keep my celebration inside because I want to respect my old team.”
He added: “It was a tough game. They had a lot of chances but we fight and had some chances but we won and that is the most important thing.”